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Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas steps down as AAP’s overseas fundraiser

“I Never Tried To Know About The Funds And Nor Do I Want To Know. Other Colleagues Were Looking After Fundraising Affairs. So, I Requested The Party Leadership To Relieve Me Of This Responsibility So That I Could Focus More On Rajasthan,' He Said.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 11 Jun 2017, 09:26:19 AM
Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas (File Photo)

New Delhi:

Seems like the political feud in the Aam Aadmi Party has not ended yet and in the latest development senior AAP leader and founder member, Kumar Vishwas said that he had volunteered to step down from the post of party's overseas fundraiser.

However, Vishwas will still remain on the post of AAP’s overseas convenor.

“I never tried to know about the funds and nor do I want to know. Other colleagues were looking after fundraising affairs. So, I requested the party leadership to relieve me of this responsibility so that I could focus more on Rajasthan,” he said.

Kumar was excused from the overseas fund raising duty last week.

“The AAP’s national executive accepted my request and I thank it for that,” Vishwas told reporters in Delhi on the sidelines of a meeting with party workers from the western state.

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Well, the news gave some more opportunity to sacked AAP leader Kapil Mishra to attack Aam Aadmi Party. Mishra was quick to react on the development and claimed that Kumar Vishwas was unhappy over the lack of transparency in the party’s funding.

He quit because he was not kept in the loop as to from where did the money come or how was it spent. Most of the transactions were carried out in cash without any receipt, Mishra said.

The AAP’s overseas fund raising is being looked after by its Karnataka convenor Prithvi Reddy, Preeti Sharma Menon and Dwarka MLA Adarsh Shastri since September 2016.

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First Published : 11 Jun 2017, 08:27:00 AM