Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and social activistMedha Patkar on Saturday resigned from the party’s primary membership and said that she does not have any regrets.
“I don’t regret because it was a good experience,” Patkar said.
She also said that the happenings in the party must have affected the people, who had faith in it.
“It must have affected them [the people]. I hope the people will speak out and it is not to wash the linens in public that we would like to resort to. We feel very hurt and disappointed but this was something that was being experienced time and again but person like me never came into public against the party because we always wished them well,” she said.
Patkar further said nothing much could be expected from the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP in terms of the vision of alternative politics following today’s decision.
“After today’s climax, nothing much can be expected from this party in terms of the vision of alternative politics of ours. We wished them well for the Delhi masses and voters, we wished that they would carry out the task to which they had committed to in their manifesto but we also appeal to the conscience of all volunteers and supporters of the AAP that this is the time to really think of what is our vision of alternative politics,” she said.
“I myself feel very strongly that all our people’s movements must strengthen the alternative politics through the people’s movements now and that is why I am resigning from the alternative membership of the party,” she added.
Earlier in the day, AAP’s founder members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan were removed from the party’s national executive. Anand Kumar and Ajit Jha were also removed the national executive.
Talking to the media after the meeting that was chaired by AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, Yogendra Yadav said that democracy has been murdered in the meet.
He accused Kejriwal of doing nothing when the national council members were being beaten and alleged that the meeting was an orchestrated performance.
AAP leader Sanjay Singh, however, later said the reports of scuffle during the meeting are completely baseless and untrue.