Just a week after Aam Aadmi Party’s senior leader Ashutosh quit the party, another AAP senior leader Ashish Khetan has resigned from active politics to ‘focus on his legal practice’. Khetan took to Twitter to refute rumours that he has quit the party for being denied the Rajya Sabha seat.
I am completely focussed on my legal practice and not involved in active politics at the moment. Rest is all extrapolation. https://t.co/uAPQh8Nba3
— Ashish Khetan (@AashishKhetan) August 22, 2018
As per reports, Khetan, too, had submitted his resignation along with Ashutosh on 15th August last week. Just like Ashutosh, Khetan, too, was one of the AAP leaders considered to contest Rajya Sabha elections.
Speculations were rife in the party that all is not within Aam Aadmi Party after Khetan quit Delhi Dialogue and Development Commission, the AAP government thinktank in April to focus on his law career.
In last few months, many senior Aam Aadmi Party leaders, including founding members like Kumar Vishwas have let their displeasure with Arvind Kejriwal. AAP Punjab unit is also going through a crisis of its own after their Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly was removed from the post leading to a sense of discontent growing within the party.