1. AAP crisis: Prashant Bhushan likens Arvind Kejriwal to Narendra Modi, invokes Gujarat riots

AAP crisis: Prashant Bhushan likens Arvind Kejriwal to Narendra Modi, invokes Gujarat riots

AAP crisis: Prashant Bhushan lists Arvind Kejriwal's Narendra Modi-type 'fatal shortcomings'...

By: | New Delhi | Published: March 27, 2015 4:54 PM
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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav during a press conference in New Delhi. PTI

As the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) crisis worsens, senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav today attacked Arvind Kejriwal and accused him of stifling internal
party democracy and adopting unfair means to capture power at a press conference in Delhi.

Both Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav said that any issue raised by them was being projected as questioning Arvind Kejriwal’s leadership of AAP and attempts to remove him from the post of party’s national convenor.

Commenting on Arvind Kejriwal’s functioning style, Bhushan identified two ‘fatal shortcomings’ which can potentially damage the party in the long run.

“He wants his decisions to be final. He cannot work with people who have differing voices and stand up to him. He thinks his intentions are right but means should be clean as well. That is not enough, means matter a lot,” Bhushan said while citing Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi’s government and the Gujarat riots when Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of the state.

“They also thought their intentions were right,” he said.

Bhushan quoted Kejriwal as saying that he cannot be part of any institution where his writ does not run.

The duo said there was no internal democracy in the AAP and continuous efforts are being made to defame them ahead of the meeting of National Council.

Yadav said there must be an internal probe by the party Lokpal into seizure of liquor allegedly from a godown of a party candidate ahead of the Delhi elections and receiving of Rs 2 crore as donations.

They also released a letter written to party national secretary Pankaj Gupta listing issues to be discussed at tomorrow’s National Council meeting.

Bhushan also demanded that all the party meetings should be videographed to ensure transparency.

“They said they would not allow mobile phones inside the National Council meeting whereas other parties allow journalists in such meetings,” Bhushan said.

Yadav said he was offered the post of Haryana in-charge which he never asked for.

“They were saying they will offer me ‘Navin-mukt’ Haryana whereas I never asked for any such post,” he said, while adding Kejriwal camp was referring to his detractor Navin Jaihind.

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    anil rana
    Apr 15, 2015 at 7:52 pm
    prashant and Modi are alike in using that kind of language for AK. Both are ambitious and dealers of IDEAS. Modi is darling of businessmen and kejriwal is loved by people. PB must get his MYOPIA cured
    1. P
      Mar 27, 2015 at 8:05 pm
      Delhiites deserve this crook!
      1. Heer S
        Mar 28, 2015 at 5:19 pm
        Kejriwal is nowhere near NaMo! We cant compare him with great leader like NaMo.
        1. Rabindra Nath Roy
          Jun 29, 2015 at 10:57 pm
          Kejriwal in order to prove his superiority and the leadership that he did not like being questioned, may become PM of India but he cannot be part of the movement and the idea for which the AAP was born. Kejriwal's AAP is another party that cannot be distinguished on any standard. Where is that Kejriwal who preached people do not practice arrogance, the height of arrogance that Kejriwal has demonstrated is epitome of hypocrisy.
          1. S
            Mar 31, 2015 at 9:19 pm
            We always know that India's smartest people stay in Delhi but by electing Kejriwal they proved our notion as wrong. Let Delhite suffer for another 4 years 10 months, now they have to count the day.
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              s n
              Mar 27, 2015 at 9:43 pm
              What Prashant Bhushan means AK49 acts like an AK 47 weapon of terror.
              1. Ravindra Singh Thakur
                Apr 10, 2015 at 1:48 pm
                Mr Prashant Bhushan does not know how many riots have taken place in India after 1947 and who were responsible.........being an advocate he must be knowing that Modi stands absolved after SIT of Supreme Court gave verdict in his favor. He must bear in mind that Gujrat riots took place after Godhra incident.....torching of train was a conspiracy of Congress unit of Gujarat state. If you still think Khujliwal is better man than Modi ....then go lick your own spit.
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                  t p
                  Mar 28, 2015 at 6:41 pm
                  Jai Shri Ram , AAP- Party member ko sadbudhhi de Bhagwan. Inkee mati maree ee, jo Modi jaise mahan world leader ko compare karte haen . What supreme court is doing ? Hope in future election , public would get enough taste & wit to remove these impatient / dishonest / inexperienced / immatured persons from the national capital.
                  1. Krishna Santosh
                    May 18, 2015 at 7:19 am
                    AK is widely hated outside of Delhi.. Even at Delhi only fools love him... And then the 40% Slum Minority vote bank...
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