In a shot in the arm for the Bhartiya Janata Party and a setback for the Aam Aadmi Party ahead of the civic polls in the national capital in April, AAP MLA Ved Prakash Satish on Monday resigned from the party to join the BJP.
According to Ved Prakash Satish, the AAP has ‘failed’ to deliver on the promises it had made in the run up to the 2015 assembly elections.
He also said that he would resign from the assembly and other government-run bodies. “I am going to give my resignation letter to the Assembly Speaker,” he said.
Ved Prakash Satish joined the BJP on Monday in the presence of Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari at the party’s Delhi unit office.
“I was feeling suffocated in the AAP. They (AAP) have failed to deliver on the promises which they had made during assembly elections. There are around 35 MLAs in the AAP who are not happy with the party leadership,” Ved Prakash said.
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The Bhawana MLA said that in the constituency, no work has been done by the AAP government in the last two years.
He said there was discontent among the people over the AAP government’s failure to address their grievances.
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“The AAP has already a list of rebel MLAs which includes Devinder Sehrawat, Pankaj Pushkar and former minister Sandeep Kumar,” he claimed.
(With inputs from PTI)