Raising issues of public not immoral and illegal: Vinod Binny
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Vinod Binny on Saturday said that he will be sending a reply to the show cause notice issued to him by the party, and added that raising the issues of the people is not immoral and illegal.
"I will draft an answer to this notice and will send it to them. My stand is clear and I am not going to deviate from it," Binny said.
"They have imposed 6(A) section, in which they claim that my behavior have been immoral and illegal. I haven't used abusive language, and, I don't know what they have termed illegal. If raising the issues of the people is illegal, then they have also committed the same thing. They raised the same issues which I had raised," he added.
Binny reiterated that he joined the AAP because of the issues the party had raised, and not in awe of some people.
"I will sit on a fast on January 27 at Jantar Mantar. I have asked for permission from the Delhi Police. If I don't get the permission, then, I will sit at my home and will observe fast from there," he said.
On Thursday, AAP leader Yogendra Yadav had charged disgruntled party Binny with committing acts of indiscipline, and had said the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the party would be sending Binny a show cause notice and ask him to explain his recent comments.
"This is a gross case of indiscipline. The Political affairs committee of AAP will view it as such, and send Binny a show cause notice," Yadav had said.
Binny on Thursday had described Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal as an autocrat, and all those luminaries from various sections of society joining the party as opportunists.
Addressing a news conference here a day after he was refused a ticket to contest this year's general elections by the AAP leadership, Binny also called former IBN7 managing editor Ashutosh an opportunist.
"Who is an opportunist? Ashutosh is an opportunist," said Binny.
He said Kejriwal's way of working was autocratic and he didn't agree with it.
He also said that he had no plans to leave AAP, but would keep protesting every time the party strayed from its objectives.
"If the party wants me to quit, I will still support them in the Delhi Assembly on the issues I feel are right. I will oppose them on the issues I don't agree with," Binny said.
He also accused the AAP of not having any intention to promote good governance.
(Posted on 18-01-2014)