Mangalore, July 22: The Dakshina Kannada unit of AAP held its general body meeting on Sunday July 20, with invitations extended to all active members across the district. The meeting comes a day after 17 members of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) resigned, including some of its founding members.
The AAP press release stated that, “The mood of the meeting was upbeat and enthusiastic with all members fully resolved to uphold ideals, aims of the party especially against corruption and more so in the prevailing post Lok Sabha elections scenario. Many decisions and guidelines were discussed about the future course of action and the direction of the party in the immediate future.”
“An ad-hoc committee was formed to attend/solve/handle immediate and pressing organisational issues. This committee shall take action to pave way for a more permanent officiating body shortly. As per our mission and norms, the party will form committees in all taluk in DK district very shorty,” it included.
On the issue of resignations by its members, the AAP stated, “The resignation of certain ‘founder members’ as reported in the press was noted and dismissed as a ‘farce’. The members who resigned included those who had been expelled, resigned or left voluntarily a couple of months back. Further many members whose names were mentioned telephoned and expressed their ignorance about the reported statement and gave their full commitment to the party. Some among them even attended the meeting after explaining their position and the unlawful inclusion of their names without permission. It was noted that only a few, a couple of members, to avoid self appreciation as per state order had created this problem by going to the press when they were well aware that this meeting was to be held.”
The release also informed, “Dayanand Someshwar presided over the meeting, assisted by Walter Menezes, Joseph Martis besides others. The next general body shall be held shortly. Invitation goes out for more members to join the movement against corruption.”