Banished AAP leaders Bhushan, Yadav to launch party for Punjab polls


Up in arms Leaders such as Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav are very critical of AAP’s anti-graft Bill

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan are ‘seriously planning’ to launch a political party for the 2017 Punjab assembly elections.

The dates for the party launch are not fixed yet, but plans to contest in Punjab polls are serious. The two leaders formed a group, Swaraj Abhiyan, which is presently a non-political organization, along with their supporters after their expulsion from the AAP.

They are all set to lend support to musician Bhai Baldeep Singh who is contesting by-polls in Punjab from Khadoor Sahib constituency. Singh is part of the national executive of Swaraj Abhiyan. The organization peculiarly consists of all ex-AAP members who resigned or were expelled from the party. They hope to mobilise votes not just in Punjab, but across the country.

Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party is leaving no stones unturned to compete in the Punjab polls, as witnessed in the mega rally led by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in the state.