The rift between senior leader Kumar Vishwas and Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party is getting uglier with new twists emerging out every time.This time the reason is for Delhi Rajya Sabha seats for which the party chief decided to nominate Delhi-based businessman Sushil Gupta, Chartered Accountant ND Gupta and party functionary Sanjay Singh by sidelining old companion and founding member Vishwas.
A dejected poet-turned politician Vishwas addressing the media said, “Maine jo jo sach bola aaj uska puruskar dand swaroop mujhe diya gaya. Arvind ne mujhe muskurate huye kaha tha ke ‘sir ji aapko marenge par shaheed nahi hone denge’ main unko badhai deta hu ke main apni shahadat sweekar karta hu (I have been rewarded for speaking the truth in the form of punishment. Once, while smiling Kejriwal told me ‘we will kill you but will not let you become a martyr. Today, I want to congratulate him and I accept my martyrdom),” after the announcement of AAP’s Rajya Sabha candidatures.
Vishwas, who is a national executive and key member of AAP did not attend the PAC (Political Affairs Committee) meeting. He is also a member of the PAC.
The election for the three Rajya Sabha seats is scheduled on January 16.
About the Guptas
In 2013, Sushil Gupta contested Assembly elections from Congress party from Moti Nagar. The total asset of Sushil is worth Rs.164 crore.
ND Gupta is the former president of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and an expert in GST.