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AAP finally expels rebel MLA Vinod Kumar Binny

New Delhi: Cracking the whip, the Aam Aadmi Party Sunday night expelled its rebel MLA Binod Kumar Binny, ten days after he called Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal a "dictator" and accused the party of "betraying"
PTI January 27, 2014 15:15 IST
PTI
New Delhi: Cracking the whip, the Aam Aadmi Party Sunday night expelled its rebel MLA Binod Kumar Binny, ten days after he called Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal a "dictator" and accused the party of "betraying" the people of Delhi by backtracking on its election promises.

 
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"This disciplinary committee has decided to expel Vinod Kumar Binny and terminate his primary membership from the party, for publicly making false statements against the party and its leadership, thereby bringing disrepute to the party," the party said in a statement.

The party had formed a disciplinary committee on January 19 to look into the matter. The committee was headed by Pankaj Gupta and other members included Ashish Talwar, Illyas Azmi, Yogendra Yadav and Gopal Rai. The party said Binny has been sent a letter informing decision of the party.

39-year-old Binny, a former Congressman, had held a press conference on January 16 in which he had attacked Kejriwal and the party leaders, accusing them of "deviating" from the core principles of the party.

Subsequently, AAP had issued a showcause notice to him for violating the code of conduct under Section 6(1)(a) of the party constitution.