Indore: Delhi deputy chief minister and senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia was on Friday heckled by 30-odd party rebels who also attempted to block his way to the AAP’s workers’ meet here. As soon as Sisodia alighted from his vehicle heading to the meet at Rani Sati Colony, the AAP rebels surrounded him and sought an audience with him. When he refused to talk to them, the rebels heckled Sisodia. The AAP workers present there came to Sisodia’s rescue and escorted him to the venue of the workers’ meet.
“AAP is being run like a private limited company in the state. Dedicated workers are being expelled from the party on false accusations of indiscipline,” Satish Sharma, one of the rebels, told reporters. He alleged that goons of the AAP office-bearers manhandled the rebels. Sisodia said that furore was created at the behest of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress. He said, “Whenever AAP starts strong, vested interests misguide some people and create uproar. Such things had taken place in Delhi as well.”
Speaking about Madhya Pradesh, Sisodia said that crimes against women had shot up, electricity tariff was skyrocketing and an agrarian crisis was plaguing MP. He said that AAP, in order to highlight these failures, would be gheraoing the MP assembly on December 5. The winter session of the assembly is underway. Sisodia accused the government of MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan of falsely implicating state AAP convenor Alok Agrawal in cases in order to keep him in jail for a long period.