Trouble seems to be brewing in Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party ahead of the municipal elections, with another legislator coming out in public to air grievances against the top leaders.
Without taking names, Janakpuri MLA Rajesh Rishi took to Twitter, advising chief minister Arvind Kejriwal of staying away from “sycophants”. The legislator has also tagged party leader Kumar Vishwas in some of his tweets.
The development came days after Bawana legislator Ved Prakash quit the AAP and Delhi assembly, accusing the party of “suppressing” internal democracy and failing to deliver on poll promises.
Rishi, however, deleted some of his tweets later.
When contacted, Rishi maintained that he was not going the Bawana legislator’s way. However, he agreed that he was unhappy with the way some leaders around the CM have “monopolised” the party’s functioning and he had no say in ticket distribution for municipal elections.
“I have been a party volunteer since India Against Corruption days. So there is no question of leaving AAP and joining BJP or Congress. But, I have reservations about the people who have been fielded in my constituency. In one ward, an outsider has been preferred over party volunteers. I tried, but could not pass on my feedback to our top leader by any other means. I hope, my voice will now be heard,” Rishi told HT.