AAP Leader Ashish Khetan Resigns From Delhi’s Ruling Party

AFTER Ashutosh, another founding member and high profile leader of Delhi based AAM Aadmi Party   Ashish Khetan has  quit the Arvind Kejriwal led party. Both are stated to be close to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. He has declined to accept journalist turned politician Ashutosh. News channels say Khetan has not denied news about his resignation from the rickety party. Khetan had reportedly sent his resignation to AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal on August 15.The same day  Ashutosh had announced his resignation from the party.Both resignations are yet to be accepted by Kejriwal, party insiders said.”I had resigned from DDC in April, to join the legal profession. That is all. Not interested in rumours,” Khaitan tweeted, referring to the Delhi Dialogue and Development Commission, an advisory body of the Delhi government.”I am completely focussed on my legal practice and not involved in active politics at the moment. Rest is all extrapolation,” he said in another tweet keeping journalists confused. Incidentally, he had resigned as DDC vice chairman citing “frustration” due to the tussle between the Centre and the AAP-led government. Sources claimed Khetan wanted to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from the New Delhi parliamentary seat that he had lost to BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi, lawyer turned politician, in 2014. But his request was turned down. Meanwhile, governance in Delhi has become the main casualty following repeated abortive attempts by AAP Ministers to cut the bureaucracy to the size .

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