AAP belies public expectations

Published on March 27, 2015 17:52:52 PM
Belying the expectations of people and their promise to be different from the mainstream political parties, Aam Aadmi Party has become riddled with the usual bickering faced by the other parties.

Stepping up their criticism against Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, AAP activists Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav on Friday mounted a no-holds-barred outbreak, reproaching and blaming him for roasting internal government and embracing partial ways to capture power.

The two leaders suspected that any problem raised by them was being anticipated as questioning Kejriwal's intentions and attempts to expel him from the post of AAP's national convenor. Bhushan even alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal had decided to form a regional party with all the party MLAs stating that he could not work with them.

The assault on Kejriwal by the two members a day prior to the pivotal meeting of AAP's National Council, which is expected to consider on the destiny of Bhushan and Yadav and other significant issues.

The two leaders said that they will quit from all the official posts in the party if the five demands they had put before the leadership are not met. These demands included bringing the party under the ambit of the RTI Act, requesting probe by AAP's internal Lokpal into charges of wrongdoing and giving state units more autonomy.

"We had sent a note to the party putting our requests which is presently being indicated as our resignation letter. We had said that if our five demands are not met, we will resign from all party posts," Yadav said. 

The two leaders said they were over and over being pressurized to resign during the compromise talks and explained that they never raised the issue of the post of party convenorship amid the discussions.

"How can it be that if we bring up any issue, our intention is examined?" Yadav asked, adding that their battle is not for personal gains but to restore AAP's establishing principles. Yadav likewise claimed that the party’s constitution has been removed from AAP's official website.

Bhushan hammered Kejriwal for supposedly attempting to poach Congress MLAs to his government in Delhi a year ago.

"The National Executive had rejected an offer to form government taking support of Congress. However, Kejriwal sent a letter to Lt Governor asking him not to break up the assembly," Bhushan said.