Expelled Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan have announced the formation of their new political party. Earlier, on Jul 31, 2016, addressing the concluding session of a two-day Abhiyan national convention, Yadav had announced the launching of the new political party by October 2 to provide an "alternative political vehicle".
"We had announced that we would be forming the party by October 2, so we will be doing that tomorrow. We will also announce the name of the party," said a Swaraj Abhiyan leader. Yadav will be the president and Ajit Jha the general secretary, the new party announced at a press briefing. Fahim Khan will be Treasurer of the party.
Yadav, senior Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan, Ajit Jha and Anand Kumar had fallen out with AAP convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in March, 2015. They had hit out at AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal questioning his "supremo style of working" and "lack of transparency" in the party. However, Swaraj Abhiyan, a socio-political group formed by expelled AAP co-founders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, will continue to work as an independent body.