Patiala MP Gandhi’s bête noire back in AAP

  • HT Correspondent, None, Patiala
  • Updated: Apr 01, 2015 09:39 IST

The Aam Aadmi Party has revoked the suspension of the party’s former district convener and bête noire of Patiala MP (member of Parliament) Dr Dharamvira Gandhi.

Both Gandhi and former Patiala district convener Kundan Gogia were at loggerheads, after the latter was allegedly involved in anti-party activities during the Lok Sabha and bypolls last year.

The timing of revoking Gogia’s suspension has raised several questions, since Gandhi has already been facing ire from AAP volunteers for his stand supporting Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, both founding members of the party.

Gandhi has condemned the AAP and its national convener Arvind Kejriwal for sacking Yadav and Bhushan, in an ‘undemocratic’ national council meeting held on March 28.

Ironically, the AAP is taking stringent action and expelling senior leaders on the plea of working against the party, on the other hand, by revoking Gogia’s suspension, the party seems to have contradicted its earlier stand against the dissidents.

During the Patiala (urban) assembly constituency by-poll, Gogia with his supporters, had boycotted the elections and staged a protest against Gandhi and the AAP.

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