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Yogendra Yadav calls show cause notice a joke

Yogendra Yadav

New Delhi: Staring at an imminent expulsion from the party, AAP rebel Yogendra Yadav today lashed out at the party on social media for the show cause notice served on him, terming it as a “joke”.

He also questioned how the media knew the details of the show cause notice before he received it and accused members of the disciplinary committee of “leaking” it.

Yadav wondered as to how the national disciplinary committee took the step without keeping its Chairman Dinesh Waghela in the loop.

He claimed that in a telephonic conversation Waghela, who was “not in Delhi”, had told him that the panel is yet to take up the matter.

“Last evening I had spoken to Mr Waghela, the chair of Disciplinary Committee. He said he was not in Delhi and had no idea of a possible show cause notice to us except from TV news! As yet, nothing has been referred to him, he said,” Yadav said in a social media post.

He said that Wagehla had promised to look into this “violation of elementary principle of justice”.

Yadav also sought to underline the irony of being served the notice for “leaking” sensitive information to the media, saying that he was apprised about the notice by the media itself.

“By 10 PM the media already knew the contents of all the four letters. Could anyone other than a committee member have leaked it?”.

“By 8 PM media told us that the notice has finally been issued and was being hand delivered. I did not believe it, till we learnt that Prof Anand Kumar’s notice was delivered at his home. Who is keeping the media informed at every stage, I wonder”, Yadav said.

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