Cracking the whip on dissidents within, AAP on Monday suspended its MLA Devinder Sehrawat from the primary membership after he accused partymen in Punjab of "exploiting women" in return for tickets.
"Bijaswan MLA Devinder Sehrawat is suspended from the party," an AAP source said.
The action comes after the party's national Convener Arvind Kejriwal returned to Delhi wrapping up his four-day visit to poll-bound Punjab.
The decision to suspend the MLA was taken by the disciplinary committee of the party's Delhi unit.
Last week, Sehrawat had written to Kejriwal over alleged exploitation of women by a few partymen in Punjab.
In the letter, Sherawat had also criticised party leader Ashutosh who had sought to defend Sandeep Kumar, sacked as a Delhi minister over an "objectionable" CD, and alleged that a "coterie" was damaging AAP.
Responding to the party's decision to suspend him, Sehrawat tweeted,
Repeated Reports of Molestation of women and sexual abuse,Ring Master Kejriwal obliging his lecherous cotrie & adding more such candidates— Col DevinderSehrawat (@ColSehrawat) September 12, 2016
In another tweet, earlier in the day he had dared the party to expel him.
If you have the courage, severe the ties and expel. With 67 MLAs you could not perform, You dont have it in you- So Get out of the Way....— Col DevinderSehrawat (@ColSehrawat) September 12, 2016
Earlier, Punjab AAP's women's wing had filed a complaint with the State Women Commission against Sehrawat alleging he was defaming the women in the state.
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