Mumbai || In a sudden development, the Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday dissolved its Maharashtra unit. While no official reason was given by the party for its decision, insiders say the decision was taken to “essentially clip the wings of state unit leader Mayank Gandhi” who had in the past shown open dissent against the leadership.
In a series of tweets after the decision was announced, Gandhi criticised the move and charged party chief Arvind Kejriwal with being autocratic. “I had told them that we don’t appreciate that the Aam Aadmi Party has become Kejriwal’s Party,” he said. “Perhaps that’s why they are still angry.”
Taking on the Delhi chief minister, Gandhi also compared his leader with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Personification of just one individual is not right. Even Modi doesn’t do that but Kejriwal does,” he explained, insisting that he would not be cowed down and would speak his mind.