AAP removes Kumar Vishwas as party in charge for Rajasthan

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday removed Kumar Vishwas as its Rajasthan in-charge, replacing him with National Treasurer Deepak Bajpai.

AAP national spokesperson Ashutosh told media that Vishwas did not devote ‘enough time’ to work in Rajasthan, hence axed.

The development is being seen as part of a strategy to prepare the AAP for the upcoming state polls.

Vishwas has had a rocky relationship with AAP leadership for a long time.

Earlier in January, Vishwas derided party president Arvind Kejriwal over him not being nominated for the Rajya Sabha.

Earlier this month, he had disapproved Kejriwal’s decision to apologise to several opposition party leaders including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in defamation cases.