AAP Lokpal N Dilip Kuamr Quits

Published: 09th September 2015 05:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th September 2015 05:51 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party's Lokpal and former IPS officer N Dilip Kumar has quit from the post citing "personal reasons" and other engagements, but ruled out any differences with the party leadership.

Kumar, who retired as the Special Commissioner of Delhi Police maintained that he is spearheading another anti-graft movement in Visakhapatnam which gives him little time for the job he was appointed for.

"I tendered my resignation in May. I have started an anti-corruption movement in Visakhapatnam because of which it becomes difficult for me to travel to Delhi," Kumar told PTI.

Kumar said there was no difference between him and party chief Arvind Kejriwal.

"There is no question of having any difference with Arvind. I think he is the only politician who can fight corruption.

"On my part since I have started 'anti-bakasur brigade', which also works against corruption in Visakhapatnam, I tendered my resignation," he said.

The party is yet to appoint a new ombudsman.

After cracking whip on dissident leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, the AAP had reconstituted its Lokpal panel, while shunting out the former Lokpal, L Ramdas.

Ramdas was also at odds with the party leadership after he was sent an SMS to not attend the controversial National Council meeting, which saw the sacking of Bhushan and Yadav from the national executive of the party.

In the fresh panel, AAP had nominated Rakesh Sinha, a former DIG with the CRPF and a lawyer, along with Kumar and SP Verma, an educationist.

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