The rift in the Aam Aadmi Party ended on Wednesday with the leadership deciding to suspend Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan and Kumar Vishwas being made the party in-charge of Rajasthan.
Reacting to his suspension from the party, Amanatullah Khan said, “This is the decision of the party…not necessary that I appear before the committee.”
Kumar Vishwas made in-charge of Rajasthan. Party meets Vishwas’s key demand, suspends Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan. Sisodia said a committee has been formed to look into the allegations leveled by Amanatullah Khan.
The infighting in the Aam Aadmi Party has thrown Kumar Vishwas into the limelight. Here’s a quick look at the life of the man Kejriwal is trying to keep happy:
– Kumar Vishwas is an active member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). He is a well-known Hindi poet, and AAP wants to position him as a youth icon. He was born in Pilkhuwa, Ghaziabad on 10 February, 1970
– Vishwas is one of the founding members of the AAP, along with Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia
– Vishwas is a professor of Hindi literature at Lajpat Rai Post-Graduate College in Rajasthan. He did not contest the 2015 Delhi assembly elections, but took an active part in AAP’s aggressive campaign
– Before and during the run-up to the Delhi elections, Vishwas delivered a number of controversial remarks that raised a lot of eyebrows and drew criticism. Eventually, the AAP registered a resounding victory winning 67 of the 70 assembly seats
– The anti-corruption movement led by Anna Hazare saw Vishwas as one of the many proponents of the movement. He was arrested on August 16, 2011 for supporting the movement
– Vishwas’ father wanted him to pursue engineering, but his passion for poetry led him to do a post-graduation degree in Hindi literature. He also holds a Ph.D in Hindi
– He has written the University Anthem or ‘Kul-Geet’ of the Chaudhary Charan Singh University and regularly performs in “Kavi Sammelans” (poet meets) held all over India and abroad
According to party sources, the conditions put forth by Kumar Vishwas are:
- There should be no compromise on corruption
- Constant communication with party workers; their grievances should be heard
- No compromise on issues related to nationalism