Amanatullah Khan suspended from AAP, Kumar Vishwas remains in party

Manish Sisodia
Photo of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

New Delhi: In a big move in the ongoing tussle among the Delhi’s ruling AAP party camp, MLA Amanatullah Khan was today suspended from the party while on the other hand leader Kumar Vishwas agreed not to quit.

After indicating a day earlier that he may quit the AAP, Kumar Vishwas on Wednesday attended a meeting of the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence.

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After his public outburst, Kejriwal called on the poet-politician on Tuesday night and the two drove to the AAP leader’s Ghaziabad residence to discuss the unprecedented rift between them. Also on Wednesday, Kumar Vishwas was named the AAP in-charge of Rajasthan, where assembly elections will be held next year.

“The PAC has decided to suspend Amanatullah Khan from the party,” Deputy Chief Minister and Kumar Vishwas’ childhood friend Manish Sisodia told reporters after the PAC meeting.

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