Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rebel leader Yogendra Yadav on Saturday called the show-cause notice served to him by his party "a joke"."It's funny. 'Sources' leaked content of my show cause notice even before I received it. The notice charges me with leaking news!" Yadav said in a tweet.In a Facebook post, giving a chronological sequence of events, Yadav said: "It is afternoon. TV channels quote a party leader (who is not a member of the Disciplinary Committee) that we are to be served Show Cause Notice in the evening.""That's a joke, I thought," Yadav said in a Facebook post.Yadav said he spoke to AAP disciplinary committee chief Dinesh Waghela, who was out of Delhi."He (Waghela) said he was not in Delhi and had no idea of a possible show cause notice to us except from TV news!...He couldn't have dashed down from Goa for Disciplinary Committee Meeting, received the complaint and come to a conclusion within the last 12 hours, I thought," said Yadav."I was wrong. By 8 p.m. media told us that the notice had finally been issued and was being hand delivered. I did not believe it, till we learnt that Prof Anand Kumar's notice was delivered at his home," he said.
Yadav "wondered" who kept the media informed of the details."By 10 p.m. the media already knew the contents of all the four letters. Could anyone other than a committee member have leaked it?" he wrote."It's well past midnight. I check my email for one last time before going to bed and find that the notice has been emailed to me at 11:45 p.m., minutes before midnight. I am told the National Disciplinary Committee has received a complaint against us, reviewed it and found its charges prima facie correct! I have been given till 6 pm on Sunday to respond to this lengthy complaint.""And you know the joke? I am told the Show Cause Notice charges me with leaking sensitive information to the media!!" he added.Yadav said he took up the issue with Waghela, who has promised to look into this "violation of elementary principle of justice".