Party sources said Ilmi was unhappy with the party leadership on certain issues, including the choice of her Lok Sabha constituency Ghaziabad from where she had unsuccessfully contested.
Ilmi, a journalist who has been with AAP since its inception, had conveyed the party leadership her desire to contest from one of the seven seats in Delhi in the Lok Sabha elections.

Declining to make any immediate comment, she said, “I will speak at the press conference on Saturday”.
Meanwhile, dissent within the AAP came to the fore on Friday as the party's foot-soldiers questioned the leadership over the debacle in the Lok Sabha election and demanded dissolution of the political affairs committee (PAC), even as party leaders tried to pacify them.
At a meeting organised to discuss future course of action for the party after its convener Arvind Kejriwal's judicial custody was extended, many volunteers sought answers about the functioning within the party.

Some volunteers were seen holding placards with messages "Who will own the responsibility of defeat (in the Lok Sabha elections)?" and "PAC should be dissolved" at the meeting.
In a bid to pacify them, party leaders asked the cadre to write their queries and grievances on a paper, which many did even as a few grumbled.


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