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Mumbai: Senior AAP leader Mayank Gandhi said here on Saturday that he has been targeted by some party leaders for his March 5 statement challenging a gag order and revealing the proceedings of the AAP national executive meeting.
Gandhi claimed a ‘concer-ted attempt’ is being made in social media to label him “anti-party and anti-AK (Delhi CM Arvind Kejri-wal)” and reiterated his statement that a price might have to be paid (by him).
“A small group of party decision makers in Delhi has already removed me from the informal BBM group. Attacks have begun against me from AAP leader Ashish Khetan and others. Some dissatisfied members from Maharashtra have started giving interviews against me, some old cases are being re-opened,” Gandhi said in a blog. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) may decide not to fight the BMC polls or delay the decision for the same, the leadership of Maharashtra will be challenged and discredited by some individuals and information would be leaked to media, he said.
“More will come and I will be finally humiliated so much that I will quit. That was what was planned for (AAP leaders) Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhu-shan, but they overturned the plan by staying in the party. Let me see if I can withstand that much,” Gan-dhi said, expressing appre-hensions for the future.
Referring to his previous blog, Gandhi asserted that he had “personally challenged” a gag order on the proceedings of the national executive and it was not intended to be any form of defiance against the party leadership.
“I am generally non-confrontational…But now is the time to take a stand. This is not to weaken the party nor our leadership, but to strengthen the AAP and the principles that we have espoused,” Gandhi said.
Since the national exe-cutive meeting, thousands of worried volunteers from across the world have been asking about the difference between the AAP and other parties, he said.(PTI)