AAP gives in to dissidents' demand, discloses PAC meeting minutes

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 20, 2015 15:27 IST

The Aam Adami Party, AAP, on Friday, for the first time made public, the minutes of its political affairs committee (PAC) meeting.

This is in line with the demands of dissident leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, indicative of reconciliation attempts between the two warring factions of the party.

The party has posted the minutes of the PAC meeting, held at Delhi chief minister's residence at Kaushambi on March 17, on its website.

Prashant Bhushan, in his letter to the National Executive (NE) members last month, had lashed out at the party for not making the minutes of the NE and PAC public.

"The lack of recording decisions of the NE/PAC has led to situations where decisions taken by the NE (about not seeking the support of the Congress for government formation in Delhi after we resigned last year) were repeatedly flouted," the activist-lawyer had said.

The decision can also be considered as a step forward towards attempts of rapprochement between the two camps.

The two sides have been involved in hectic negotiations over the past few days to resolve several contentious issues including having more transparency in the functioning of the party and bringing it under the ambit of RTI.

One of the decisions taken in PAC is of building and expanding (AAP) its organisational footprint across the country.

"The PAC of the AAP took the decision that the triumvirate of organisational strength, strength of local leadership and political realities would be judged before deciding when and where elections will be fought by the country. A complete list of active volunteers will be made
across the country, and the party will take all decisions after involving volunteers in the process of decision-making.

"A committee will be formed to ensure that proper processes are created to devolve the political organisation's operations and political plans to involve the active participation of volunteers," the minutes of the meeting said.

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