In open letter, Sisodia appeals to Delhiites
NEW DELHI: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in an open letter to the people of Delhi, on Monday sought their support against the disqualification of 20 MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party over charges of holding "office of profit".
In the letter, posted on his official Twitter handle on Sunday night, Sisodia blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre for hampering the work of the ruling AAP in the national Capital.
He said the Centre was scared of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's rising "popularity across the country".
Noting that President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the Election Commission's recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs, he said this was "yet again" the Centre that was creating hindrance in the growth of Delhi.
Sisodia said that the charges based on the "office of profit" against these MLAs were "false" as they "were not given any government vehicles, bungalows or salary".
"They were working without getting any benefits with the passion to make a contribution to the development of the city," he wrote.
Sisodia added that the BJP has put a "full stop" to the growth of Delhi by "imposing" elections for these 20 Assembly constituencies.
Public money would be "unnecessarily" wasted to conduct them, he wrote.
Replying to Sisodia's open letter, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Monday dared AAP to contest on all 70 seats on his Twitter handle.
Meanwhile, leaders of AAP leaders started ground level work for uniting its volunteers across the city.
According to sources in the party, various volunteers who stay abroad are also being involved. The leaders plan to conduct video conferences with volunteers staying abroad.
To deal with the various factions with the party, leaders will reach to the volunteers and try to resolve the issue.
They will also urge all the disqualified MLAs to work in their respective constituencies and continue building up mass connection for the upcoming by-elections.
According to primary reports, senior party leader Gopal Rai will coordinate the communication activities inside the party.