NEW DELHI: After Prashant Bhushan was expelled from the party for ‘unlawful activities’ late on Monday night, former Union Law Minister and the founding member of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Shanti Bhushan hit out at the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and tagged him as ‘new Hitler’.
“We made a mistake in judging Arvind Kejriwal and that was a serious mistake. He is the new Hitler,” Shanti Bhushan said.
The agitated father lashing out at the AAP Chief asked, “Many people consider me as the most important founding member of AAP. They have not expelled me and I was also a member of Swaraj Samvaad. I had made an important speech for preservation of core principles. But why have not they expelled me? (Also Read: AAP has become a Khap Panchayat, says Prashant Bhushan after being expelled from the party)
The 89-year-old veteran lawyer further attacked Kejriwal and challenged the Delhi CM to expel him from the party. “Let them give me a show cause notice to expel me from AAP. I am totally let down with Arvind Kejriwal. I have a made a serious mistake of identifying his real side. In 2012, at the Ramlila Maidan, I had compared him to (US President) Barack Obama. I blame myself that I failed to recognize him for what he was and what he pretended to me,” he said.
Shanti Bhushan’s son Prashant Bhushan along with three other members including Yogendra Yadav, Anand Kumar and Ajit Jha were expelled from the AAP on Monday night for anti-party activities and indiscipline. The decision to push out the four leaders was taken at the AAP National Disciplinary Committee which met on April 20. (Also Read: Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan expelled from AAP)
Shanti Bhushan had donated Rs. 1 crore to the AAP to mark its launch in November 2012.
The Aam Aadmi Party on April 17 served show-cause notices to the four senior leaders of the party and removed them from important committees. Yadav on the other hand described the notices as a ‘pre-scripted drama’ where the outcome is already decided and well-known.