AAP Crisis: Arvind Kejriwal resigns as AAP National Convenor

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In a surprise move that may have been planned move, Arvind Kejriwal has reportedly offered his resignation from the post of the AAP‘s national convenor.

kejriwal-resigns-national-convenorThe resignation has been sent and Kejriwal has reportedly said that he wants to concentrate only on the governance of Delhi.

Kejriwal has reportedly said that he won’t be able to do justice to his duties as Delhi CM and AAP Convenor if he holds onto both the posts and hence was resigning from one of them.

The resignation would be in line with the party’s ‘one-post’ policy in which a leader can’t hold more than one post.

Kejriwal had offered to resign earlier as well but his demand was rejected at the time.

The move by Kejriwal came at a time when senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav are expected to be removed from the party’s decision-making Political Affairs Committee (PAC). On Wednesday, Kejriwal had said that he was ‘deeply hurt and pained’ by an ugly strife that has gripped Delhi’s barely month-old ruling party.

How this will affect the party’s planned action against Yadav and Bhushan remain to be seen.

AAP leader Ashutosh said that Kejriwal had offered to resign in February on the grounds that he couldn’t do justice to his role as the national convenor. We had rejected the resignation, he said

It is nothing new and the resignation was pending with the national executive,” he said.

He refused to comment on the comments made by fellow spokesperson Ashish Khetan.

However, CNN-IBN reports that Kejriwal is likely to send a fresh note to the national executive seeking that his resignation be accepted.

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