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AAP discloses PAC meeting minutes, major demand of dissidents

Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan

New Delhi:  In line with the demands of dissident leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, the AAP today, for the first time, made public the minutes of its Political Affairs Committee (PAC) meeting, indicative of reconciliation attempts between the two warring factions of the party.

The party has put the minutes of the PAC meeting held at Delhi chief minister residence at Kaushambi on March 17 on its website.

Bhushan, in his letter to the National Executive (NE) members last month, had lashed out at the party for not making the minutes of the NE and PAC public.

“The lack of recording decisions of the NE/PAC has led to situations where decisions taken by the NE (about not seeking the support of the Congress for government formation in Delhi after we resigned last year) were repeatedly flouted,” the activist-lawyer had said.

The decision can also be considered as a step forward towards the attempts of rapprochement between the two camps.

The two sides are involved in hectic negotiations over the past few days to resolve several contentious issues including having more transparency in the functioning of the party and bringing it under the ambit of RTI.

On March 17, the PAC of the Aam Aadmi Party had taken a major decision of building and expanding its organisational footprint across the country. For this, key leaders, workers and volunteers of the party will be given great responsibilities.

“The PAC of the AAP took the decision that the triumvirate of organisational strength, strength of local leadership and political realities would be judged before deciding when and where elections will be fought by the country. A complete list of active volunteers will be made across the country, and the party will take all decisions after involving volunteers in the process of decision-making.

“A committee will be formed to ensure that proper processes are created to devolve the political organisation’s operations and political plans to involve the active participation of volunteers,” the minutes of the meeting said.

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