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Vishwas Hits Out at AAP's 'Palace Politics', Posters Call Him 'Traitor'

Updated: June 17, 2017, 8:51 PM IST
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Vishwas Hits Out at AAP's 'Palace Politics', Posters Call Him 'Traitor'
File Photo of AAP leader Kumar Vishwas.
New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas hit out at what he called "palace politics" in the AAP, even as the protesters held placards with "friend of the BJP" and "traitor" written over them.

Recently appointed as party's Rajasthan affairs in-charge, Kumar, made a pointed remark that he would ensure the workers under him adhered to the AAP's "core principles" and went back to its "basics".

He briefly attended a farmers' convention organised by the party at the Constitution Club, where the body language of the leaders was reflective of the internal dissidence.

"We (AAP) did not come into being for these conspiracies and palace politics hatched by five-six people. We are for the causes based on which the party was born at the Ramlila Maidan. The party will fight the Rajasthan polls on its real principles," Vishwas told reporters on the sidelines of the event.

Kumar had earlier held a "coterie" around Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal 'responsible" for the party's poor showing in the recent elections. Kumar had also distanced himself from party's official line of 'manipulation" of the electronic machine.

Drawing on characters from the Ramayana, the poet-turned-politician said that during every churning, "demons" did show up.

Meanwhile, posters terming Vishwas as a "friend of the BJP" and a "betrayer" who should be "thrown out" of the party came up outside the AAP headquarters in central Delhi.

"A friend of the BJP, he is not a poet but a traitor. He attacks while in hiding and backstabs. Remove such a traitor," read the posters, which also "thanked" former AAP Delhi convenor Dilip Pandey for "exposing" Vishwas.

Pandey had recently accused Vishwas of being "silent" on the "transgressions" of the BJP.

However, the party distanced itself from the posters. "A few suspended workers are trying to divide the party leadership by putting up such posters," AAP's social media in-charge Ankit Lal wrote on Twitter.

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(With inputs PTI)
First Published: June 17, 2017, 6:15 PM IST
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