Aam Aadmy Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas on Monday made a scathing attack on party MLA Amanatullah Khan, whose suspension was revoked by the party today.
In an exclusive interview to India TV, Vishwas called Amanatullah a ‘mask’, indicating the mastermind to be someone else.
The senior party leader also said that Amanatullah came from the Loktantrik Janata Party and is an accused in communalism case.
He also took a potshot at the party, saying that he wanted the AAP leadership to return to basics but “it appears they didn’t like that”.
Refuting reports of him planning to quit the AAP, Vishwas said that he will bring changes while being in the party, adding that it will have to switch back to alternative politics.
In May this year, Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan was suspended by AAP after he accused senior party leader Kumar Vishwas of being an “RSS-BJP agent”. The suspension was widely seen as a compromise after Vishwas had threatened to quit the party.
The party had formed a three-member committee comprising Ashutosh, Atishi Marlena and Pankaj Gupta to look into Khan's suspension. However, it was largely seen as an exercise to mollify Vishwas and prevent a split.
"Ashutosh called me yesterday and told me that the party has decided to revoke the suspension. I think my services are required in the upcoming polls in Gujarat," Khan said.
Khan, a member of the all powerful Political Affairs Committee of the AAP, and a prominent Muslim face of the party was never out of the good books of the party leadership.
Even after his suspension, Khan found himself in crucial house panels of the Delhi Legislative Assembly. Kejriwal also visited Khan during iftar, sending Vishwas a message.