Daggers are drawn in the Aam Aadmi Party as Kumar Vishwas’ statements at a recent party meeting, with representatives from Rajasthan, continue to rankle a section of the top leadership.
In telling tweets on Thursday, newly appointed national treasurer Deepak Bajpai took on Vishwas for ‘alleging’ that party leaders squandered funds by staying in five-star hotels and farmhouses during the Punjab and Goa elections.
On Tuesday, former Delhi unit convenor Dilip Pandey too lashed out at Vishwas asking him why is he easy on Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje while openly abusing Congress.
Vishwas drew a strong backlash from a section of the party after the meeting with party volunteers in Rajasthan, where he asked them not to stay in fivestar hotels and farmhouses. Responding to Vishwas’ statements, in a series of tweets, Bajpai, said, “By the way, the party is looking for a leader who, duringhis campaign in Goa, stayed in a room with a view in 5-star hotel JW Marriott.”
While it is known that Vishwas usually stays in five-star hotels during his tours, his aides defended him saying that he does not use party funds for his stay. Vishwas aide and ousted minister Kapil Mishra, said, “My reading from the situation is that Kumar Vishwas has very few days left in the party. He will be thrown out of the party very soon and in a very humiliating manner.”
Mishra said, “Kejriwal is sending out clear signals down that Kumar Vishwas is a nobody in the party.”