New Delhi: The AAP rebel camp on Friday claimed that rights activist Aruna Roy would be attending a meeting called by them next week along with over 100 Lok Sabha poll nominees who had fought on the party’s ticket. Ms Roy has worked with Arvind Kejriwal during the RTI campaign.
The group also said that social activist Medha Patkar, who had resigned from AAP as it was rocked by internal differences, is going to attend the meet.
A twitter account created by the rebel camp also claimed that veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar would be among those attending the meet.
The group has said that it received responses from around 3,591 people for the April 14 meet.
Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan have also released a pre-invite for the event that is to be held at IFFCO Chowk at Gurgaon from 10 am to 5 pm, saying it involves “restarting” the journey of alternative politics so as to remain true to the “original spirit” of the ‘andolan’ (movement).
The rebel camp claims to have garnered the support of 968 volunteers in Delhi, 661 from Uttar Pradesh, 329 from Bihar, 301 from Haryana and 200 from Maharashtra.
The build-up to the April 14 meet has witnessed a series of allegations and counter-allegations with the dissident camp accusing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal loyalists of trying to scuttle the event while the party has issued a veiled warning to those intending to participate in the ‘Swaraj Samwad’.
Mr Bhushan and Mr Yadav were ousted from the party’s top panels last month.