After Kapil Mishra's ouster, Vishwas hints at more rebellion in AAP
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) founder member Kumar Vishwas has hinted more rebellion in the party after his colleague Kapil Mishra was removed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday from his cabinet.
Mishra was Water Minister in Delhi government. Soon after his removal, he hinted that he was removed because "I told Kejriwal that I would not tolerate delay in tanker scam report and would submit names of those who were involved in delaying the case in the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).
Soon after Mishra's ouster, Vishwas took to Twitter to air his rebellious mood.
When Kapil Mishra posted a letter on Twitter addressed to Delhi ACB Chief MK Meena asking him why former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit has not been questioned, Vishwas re-tweeted Mishra's tweet and said: "No compromise on corruption".
Gandhian Anna Hazare started a hunger-strike at Jantar-Mantar from April 5, 2011 to demand anti-corruption Lokpal Bill. The historic movement had the support of virtually entire nation. Later, the movement died a slow death but it gave birth to the AAP, which rules Delhi.
It was Hazare's movement that also gave political fame to Arvind Kejriwal, Kumar Vishwas, Manish Sisodia, Prashant Bhushan, and Yogendra Yadav etcetera. They had formed the AAP against the wishes of Hazare.
Kejriwal-led AAP has already sacked Bhushan and Yadav from the party. Vishwas, a member of AAP's Political Affairs Committee (PAC) member, has not been part of any governmental post.
In the recent past, Vishwas has locked horns with Kejriwal. In order to pacify him, Kejriwal made Vishwas in-charge of Rajasthan and also sacked AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan from the PAC, who had alleged that Vishwas was dancing to the tunes of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
With Mishra's removal from Delhi's cabinet and Vishwas' mood, it is expected that the AAP's internal fight is going to intensify.