1. Aam Aadmi Party crisis: Arvind Kejriwal reacts to Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan row, calls it ‘betrayal’

Aam Aadmi Party crisis: Arvind Kejriwal reacts to Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan row, calls it ‘betrayal’

Breaking his silence over the simmering Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) crisis, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today indicated that he...

By: | New Delhi | Updated: March 12, 2015 5:20 PM
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Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal along with his deputy Manish Sisodia meeting with social activist Anna Hazare at Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi. PTI

Ahead of Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) national executive meet, breaking his silence over the simmering crisis within the party, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today indicated that he was extremely upset, but would not be sidetracked from his stated primary objective of delivering on his development agenda for the public.

The AAP has been in the news over the last few days over its internal Lokpal report as well as reports that both Yogendra Yadav and eminent lawyer Prashant Bhushan had tried to unseat Arvind Kejriwal from the position of the chief of the Aam Aadmi Party.

“Deeply hurt and pained by what is going on in the party; this is a betrayal of trust that Delhi posed in us,” says AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal.

“I refuse to be drawn into this “ugly” battle. Will concentrate on Delhi’s governance,” Arvind Kejriwal added.




Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal with Manish Sisodia, Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav and Kumar Vishwas, in New Delhi. PTI

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal (C) with (extreme right) Manish Sisodia, (extreme left) Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav (in background left) and Kumar Vishwas (in background right), in New Delhi. PTI

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AAP has convened a meeting of its national executive tomorrow to decide on all issues, including the latest controversy over differences in the party.

Meanwhile, following an interview by Bhushan to a TV channel, Ashish Khetan, a key member of the AAP’s Delhi unit, accused party patron Shanti Bhushan and his son and daughter — Prashant and Shalini — of wanting to control all the wings of the party.

“Those who are floating the ridiculous one man party theory wanted to make AAP one family party,” Khetan said on twitter.

“Father son daughter trio of Shanti Prashant & Shalini (sic) wanted to have a vice-like grip on all party wings, from PAC to policy committee to National Executive,” he further said.

The tweet was immediately retweeted by senior AAP leaders close to Kejriwal.

Another party leader and its Delhi convener, Ashutosh, said that Prashant Bhushan should have raised the issue of “personality cult” at the national executive meeting tomorrow instead of airing it publicly.

“Prashant ji should have raised issue of personality cult in NE, to be held tomorrow instead in media. NE should have discussed/taken a call.

NE is highest decision making body/is empowered to decide on any issue/can direct anyone accordingly. Best forum to discuss/decide,” Ashutosh tweeted.

Aam aadmi Party, Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan, Manish Sisodia A file photo of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Arvind Kejriwal with Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan and Manish Sisodia at a press conference, in New Delhi on June 8th 2014. (Express photo by Ravi Kanojia.)

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  1. Goldmine Canon
    Mar 7, 2015 at 6:59 pm
    In India,the people for self gains e.g. free bijli ,panee and other freebies ,change the governments irrespective of bothering their track record or ability to deliver.People prefer freebies to development. Election commission must enforce the parties offering freebies to give complete road map of sources of finance to such offers.
    1. R
      Rameshwar Sahai
      Mar 3, 2015 at 1:40 pm
      Delhiets witnessed in recent Delhi election results, completely wiping of one of national party and near decimating another national party to near extinct. The election results indicate that as soon as an option was given to Delhiets, they did not want to waste it. In last election AAP made an impact and were able to get 28 seats that even none of the political parties or political experts or even media ever imagined in their wildest dreams. AAP could govern only for 49 days in Delhi during the last term and this time AAP broke all records getting 67 of 70 seats. Delhiets brought this change or can be stated that as a paradigm shift in Delhi politics. With AAP getting absolute majority in Delhi recent elections, strongly indicates that the promises (AAP Manifesto) made to Delhiets during recent AAP election campaign, were actually very much needed since long, and therefore AAP were able to win over the confidence of Delhiets. The bottom line that all AAP leaders and its strong supporters mandatorily remember that in-order to retain confidence of Delhiets, AAP needs to fulfil all the promises doented in its manifesto at the earliest as is actually a race against time and AAP has no other option than to win this race. At this stage having serious difference of opinions that are fracturing the unity is most detrimental to AAP. It is honestly wished that all concern top leaders of AAP to effective forthwith stop this ongoing leaking of vital doents, stop immediately the blame games, instantly brake away of any personal egos as act like catalyst in creating or widening of differences, etc. In larger interest of AAP, such activities that lead to indiscipline and / or breach of trust must be arrested here itself or AAP will be misdirected and lose the sight of its targets that have to be mandatorily achieved. AAP has lots of professional and must run it professionally. All concern with exceptions that are part of any process must integrate themselves to the system. Everyone should be part of the system and none of the individual should ever attempt to intentionally or unintentionally act above the system. All concern in AAP must always remain only the part of system however remembering at all times that none is authorised to run the system. For giving consistent services promised to Delhiets the system has to be run only professional. Everyone forming part of the system falls within the system but must follow urance path rather than control path. If urance path is followed, rest ure will be able to provide consistent and quality services that AAP had promised in its manifesto. It appears from comments and through media that the root cause in fermenting in AAP top leadership is mainly due to the fact that an attempts are being made by few top leaders to follow the “Control Path” rather than following “urance Path”. It’s a fact that in few years following “Control Path” would lead to self-destruction because taking control in individual’s hand to run the system will not be able to give consistent quality output. Each and every individual on our planet has some or other weaknesses as such chances of error always exist however if a robust system is designed and all concern perform (or) discharges their igned duties and responsibilities the chances of error are near negligible and at any time if consistency or efficiency drops, the system can be corrected by initiating corrective and / or preventive actions to attain higher efficiency and consistency. Ever wonder why modern aircraft flying for long hours are always flown on “Auto Pilot”. Its only to provide consistent, safe and efficient service to pengers and also eliminating any chances of human error (or) errors induced as a result of taking into consideration the principles of “Human Factor”. When aircraft is fling hundreds and hundreds of systems are working simultaneously and majority of systems are being only controlled by computers. The entire Aircraft is flown with hundreds and hundreds of system responsible for operating and running it simultaneously and all are integrated and then ultimately monitored through “Auto Pilot”. Any malfunction in any of thousands and thousands of circuits installed and running simultaneously is prompted through alerts and is either auto corrected or if required by the pilot, the net result being consistent, safe and efficient flight to the pengers. One thing is for sure now Indian politics cannot be run as had been running following “Control Path” and all parties must understand that it would be better for all parties to change from the decade’s policy of following of “Control Path”. This change is much required mainly because of two main reasons because today’s electorate are more educated, therefore are very much aware of their rights and deeply understand the way state or country is being governed. Today’s electorate will not wait for decades and wants to see positive results. It is therefore humbly requested to all APP top leaders and its supporters to refrain following “Control Path” and must only adopt to follow “urance Path” in order to achieve targets thereby fulfilling all promises made in AAP manifesto.

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