NEW DELHI: A week after Ashutosh resigned from the Aad Aadmi party, another journalist-acclaimed politician, Ashish Khetan, announced his resignation on Wednesday. "I am fully focused on my legal practice and currently not involved in active politics, rest is extrapolating," tweeted Khetan.
Later, in a Facebook post, he tried to dispel rumors and speculations about his move and he said that he & # 39; love and respect of party & # 39; had received. "For the past two years, I have been plagued by doubts about myself and whether I wanted to continue in the election politics.At the beginning of this year, I decided to quit active politics after much deliberation and in consultation with family and close friends," he wrote. . He explained that he did not announce his decision earlier because the party had to face a series of crises and waited for a suitable moment "to formalize his decision".
He added that his "personal decision" to move away from the party and electoral politics should not be regarded as a reflection on AAP. Khetan, who was brought into the AAP fold by former members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, became Vice Chairman of the Delhi Dialogue and Development Committee, an advisory body to the Delhi government, three years ago. But he resigned in April of this year and said he was going to work for the legal profession.
Like Ashutosh, Khetan claimed that the decision to leave politics was a personal decision. But notes see the recent developments due to AAP relegated to a one-man show. "The list of those who set up or joined AAP with great idealism, but left, bitterly disillusioned, is long, very long, a moment of great hope, all destroyed by the unscrupulous ambition and lack of vision of 1 man, a case study of how an organization or movement can be destroyed, "tweeted Bhushan.
Delhi Congress Leader Sharmishtha Mukherjee tweeted: "Within six years of the formation of the party, most of the old guards, founding members of AAP, have left, and it is clear that something is terribly wrong in the party. & # 39;