AAP to go for organisational revamp
Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal Sunday said his Aam Aadmi Party will go for an organisational revamp in the coming days.
"The PAC (political affairs committee) will be re-formed in our 'mission vistar'. New members will join the party in the coming days," Kejriwal told media here after the conclusion of a three-day meeting of the party's national executive.
The political affairs committee is the AAP's highest decision-making body.
Some 40 AAP members, including Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Yogendra Yadav, Ashutosh and Anjali Damania, participated in the meetings held June 6-8 at party leader Prashant Bhushan's residence in south Delhi.
"In the mission vistar exercise, all units of the party from block to national level would be revamped with increase in membership," Kejriwal said.
The restructuring work will be looked after by the party's 10-member committee headed by Prithvi Reddy, a party member from Bangalore.
The restructuring would be done within the next one year.
The AAP was enveloped in one of its worst crises Friday, as two of its top leaders, Sisodia and Yadav, traded charges against each other.
Kejriwal Sunday said Yadav was like his elder brother and that he could scold him. There was no rift in the party, he said.
On Saturday, Sisodia had told IANS: "This was a cleansing process. Discords are bound to happen in any party. Everything is fine now."
Of some 440 seats the AAP contested in the Lok Sabha election, the party won only four, all in Punjab. It suffered a setback in Delhi, failing to win even a single seat.
(Posted on 08-06-2014)