J&K’s AAP issues show cause notice to three office bearers

AAP J&K Organisational Body Member Bilal Khan posing for a selfie alongwith two other members outside Election Commission of India (ECI) New Delhi.


TSL News Network

JAMMU, Nov 27: In a development of far reaching consequences, Jammu and Kashmir Unit of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has issued show-cause notice to three office bearers.

They have been asked to explain their conduct before disciplinary action warranted under the constitution of the party is initiated against them. Sources said that the three office bearers who have been issued show cause notice are Bilal Khan, Darshan Lal and Sawtantar Bharat Bakshi. Khan is  the Organisational Body Member (OBM) of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) J&K. The four have been issued show cause notice after they posted pictures of having approached Election Commission of India (ECI) for registration of a new party namely ‘Aam Aadmi J&K’ on various social media platforms.

Taking note of this development, disciplinary committee of the AAP (J&K) immediately issued show cause notice to Bilal Khan and his accomplices. The committee gave them 72 hours to explain their conduct with the assurance that if they failed to respond,. It would be presumed they have nothing to say and action as warranted under rule would be taken.

Sources further said that the party had been receiving reports of Bilal and some other disgruntled elements trying to divide AAP (J&K) into two factions. On  being asked, AAP Member Sanjeev Sareen confirmed that a show cause notice has been issued. “We have issued Bilal and two other members of the party. There are allegations that they have indulged in anti-party activities. Photographs have gone viral over social media sites. They have to explain their position,” said Sareen.

He added “We have complete internal democracy. The trio has been asked to explain reasons for approaching Elections Commission of India (ECI). If they fail to explain their conduct, action would be taken against them.” He further said that if they have formed their own party, how can claim that they are members of AAP (J&K) and if they haven’t, they should share the details about having approached the Election Commission of India for some kind of registration.