1. AAP crisis: How Arvind Kejriwal sealed Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan fate

AAP crisis: How Arvind Kejriwal sealed Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan fate

It was AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal's 'emotional appeal' to party leaders which sealed the ouster of Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav...

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It was Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal’s “emotional appeal” to party leaders which sealed the ouster of Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav and two others from its National Executive, a member of its National Council (NC) said as the crisis within the outfit reached a flashpoint on Saturday.

“It was nothing else but Kejriwal’s emotional appeal to all NC members and his offer to resign from all the four posts of the party which decided the fate of the four leaders,” said an AAP NC member who was speaking on condition of anonymity.

The NC member, who made the comments while taking a break from the meeting, also said that the charge being made by the ousted leaders that a “pre-scripted drama” had been staged to remove them was, “nothing but a bundle of lies”.

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“In his 10 minute-speech, Kejriwal played an emotional card and briefed the members, saying it had become impossible for him to work for the party while Yadav and Bhushan remained members of the National Executive,” said the member.

“‘Either you get rid of them (Bhushan, Yadav) or free me from all the four posts of the party,” he quoted Kejriwal as having said at the NC meeting.

“Though Kejriwal showed his displeasure and initially wanted only Bhushan and Yadav to be removed (from the NE), when he (Kejriwal) left and the final proposal was drafted, two additional names of Anand Kumar and Ajit Jha were added,” revealed another member, who said he had voted for the ouster of all four.

A total of 392 NC members were invited for today’s meet but only 311 members turned up. Of those present, 247 voted in favour of the proposal for ouster by raising their hands while 54 members abstained. Also, two raised dissent notes while eight members voted against the proposal.

Interestingly, the first half of the meeting saw no discussion on any of the seven “agendas” which were finalised by a few members of the NC and other office bearers of the different wings of AAP at YMCA on Friday.

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Ravi Srivastava, an AAP state executive committee member from Maharashtra and also an NC member who abstained from the voting, said, “People who are saying that voting was not held democratically are not being true. The proceedings were conducted in a dignified manner and there were no goons.”

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    Yallappa
    Mar 29, 2015 at 11:10 am
    Kejriwal didn't destroy YY and PB , he himself got destro. There is no chance Kejriwal again wins his party in Delhi. We will ensure Kejriwal won't enter other states after looking his ego and Hitler's style in AAP. Kejriwal's preaching during oath taking ceremoney -- Ego: AAP volunteers and Leaders should not become egoistic after Delhi win. Looking at AAP NC event ego word itself should be changed now to suite Kejriwal to be right. Internal Lokpal in AAP: Meaning of Internal lokpal should be changed now to suite Kejriwal. Best name is external lokpal as it is been kept out of AAP NC. Democracy: Asking people openly, with whom you people are, with YY/PB or me. If YY and PB then keep them out of meeting and party. Democracy word should be changed to suite Kejriwal. Anti-corruption: Taking money in night in crores and show in day as white. Black money meaning is been changed now by Kejriwal. Investigation in AAP: Kejriwal done any mistakes then don't investigate, if others done then start investigation. AAP became cancerous and lost hope of all the people. It is not a transparent and democratic party.
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      Hari
      Mar 29, 2015 at 1:35 pm
      Most of Indian politicians are corrupt & anti-national who looted own people & country causing severe damage to backbone of Indian economy resulted in large scale acute poverty & backwardness even after lapse of 67 years of Indian independence. There is ample proof of rampant corruption & worst governance still prevailing in this country. This country has Multi party system which is biggest hurdle & road block in development of country. The regional parties ruling in different states are one man show which is reeling under mive corruption & bad governance creating anarchy & turmoil. None of Indian politicians sincerely & honestly shown patriotism & nationalism like Lee Kuan Yew who brought Singapore on world map within 30 years providing good governance included mive public social & physical infrastructure that was of world cl, facilitating productivity & private enterprise. The giant Singapore companies in his early years were govt companies building power stations, ports,roads, water supplies, hospitals of world cl, educational insutions of international repute etc. While India did a lousy job in physical & social infrastructure, it focused instead on mive (and woefully inefficient) public sector manufacturing units specially in steel & heavy industries which is utilized as grazing field for corrupt & shunted politicians. Congress ruled this country for 60 years but no serious efforts were made to improve & gear up development but this party instigated one after another gigantic scams siphoning scarce financial resources to foreign heavens. This party was centered around Nehru to sauard continuation of dynasty rule in future which caused ruining of economy affecting lives of billions of people badly. Now Kejriwal is miserably failing to learn from LEE since he failed to gear up development in India since he failed for corruption free governance till date showing determination to catch & jail influential corrupts with seizure of all illegal ets for development purposes. Kejriwal should work like LEE for curbing corruption which is key to progress of this country. Only tall talks without any firm action will not yield any results. This is lesson for all politicians who should show patriotism & nationalism towards India so that this country can be developed like Singapore. There is no short cut for development & this can not be achieved by duping tactics as prevalent in Indian politics. AAP govt has already wasted one year in staging drama & forcing mid term election in Delhi causing huge financial loss to public money.
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        vk
        Mar 29, 2015 at 10:53 am
        Mr.Kejariwal has successfully proved the fact that he is a shrewd politician who is competent to manage party affairs firmly and dissent can be blown out of proportion against his wishes. The way he has managed the crisis is unique leaving a stern message to those who even plan to dislodge him. These are the symptoms of a capacity to control a strong political organization that has managed to secure landslide victory in state elections. Now the question is that How Mr Kejariwal keeps his flock together despite this surgical strike.
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