1. Attendance at Yogendra Yadav-Prashant Bhushan meet will be indiscipline: AAP

Attendance at Yogendra Yadav-Prashant Bhushan meet will be indiscipline: AAP

In a veiled threat to party workers, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said attending the April 14 meeting convened by rebel leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan...

By: | New Delhi | Published: April 4, 2015 11:04 AM

In a veiled threat to party workers, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said attending the April 14 meeting convened by rebel leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan will be considered “indiscipline”.

“We don’t know what is happening on April 14. Not warned either. But we may consider it indiscipline if any office bearer goes for any such event,” Adarsh Shastri, parliamentary secretary to Delhi’s Information Technology Minister and an MLA from Dwarka, said.

Shashtri is in the 20-member panel of the newly-appointed spokespersons of the party.

Shashtri’s statement assumes importance as dissident AAP leader Anand Kumar had today accused the party leadership of threatening members, who are willing to attend the April 14 meeting, of “disciplinary” action.

Yadav and Bhushan, who were expelled from the party’s National Executive along with Kumar and Ajit Jha on March 28, have convened a meeting of their supporters on April 14 to chart the future course of action, amid speculations that they may a float a new political party.

Referring to the meeting as “Swaraj Samvad”, Kumar said, “It has been told by a newly-appointed spokesperson of my party that anyone attending the Swaraj Samvad will be subjected to disciplinary action by AAP leader…Please avoid being dictatorial and trust the mind power and force of truth.”

He urged “all concerned AAPians” to join each other in this hour of self interrogation and course correction.

“It will answer two questions – i. What is going wrong? ii. What is to be done next for Swaraj?. It needs all three form of support – Tan/ personal presence-Man/ ideas and proposals-Dhan/ modest donation!,” he said.

Meanwhile, Kumar also criticised the AAP government for removing Delhi Dialogue Commission member secretary Ashish Joshi from the post within weeks of his appointment.

He said the government should tell whether senior officers need to follow rules or “rubbish them to please the bosses as the boss is always right”.

“Why was Joshi appointed as secretary of Delhi Dialogue Commission? Secondly, why he has been transferred within weeks from his post? Finally, what is the message of AAP government for senior officers – they should follow the rules or rubbish them to please the bosses as’ the boss is always right,” he asked through a Facebook post.

Joshi, a 1992-batch Indian Post and Telecom Accounts and Finance Service officer, was given charge as member secretary of Delhi Dialogue Commission, by AAP government a month ago.

The AAP government after coming to power had formed DDC as a consulting body for giving its views on various policies and outline short, medium and long-term plans and programmes to it.

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    C M
    Apr 4, 2015 at 8:27 pm
    YY and PB must stop negative propaa. Please allow elected officials to focus on their jobs. Delhi does not need pessimism and constant badmouthing from PB and YY. Delhi needs good governance and positive change. YY and PB, please move on with your lives. You are just jealous of AK's success.
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      Ganesh hegde
      Apr 12, 2015 at 11:59 am
      the act of AAP about the attendence of meeting convened by its own members shows the real face of cotery of Kejriwal.They do not want ordinary members to hear the either Yogendra or Bhushans.They want keep voluntiers in black like slaves.It is not the transperent way of running the party or government.Today onwards Kejriwal should stop telling about independence of Aam Aadmy,better run his party like Congress High command culture.
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        MANMOHAN SINGH
        Apr 4, 2015 at 6:26 pm
        It is high time Shri Arvind Kejriwal and his coterie read the book ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell. He will be able to appreciate the sentence" Some are born equal but others are born more equal than others" after perusing the aforesaid Book.
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          Rakesh Rathore
          Apr 4, 2015 at 6:58 pm
          I don't think the people who went to Ramlila Maidan or who nurture the idea of clean politics give a to these so called disciplinary actions by Arvind Kejriwal or his coterie.
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            Rakesh Rathore
            Apr 4, 2015 at 6:51 pm
            I don't think the people who went to Ramlila Maidan or who nurture the idea of clean politics give a to these so-called disciplinary actions by Arvind Kejriwal or his coterie.
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              Rakesh Rathore
              Apr 4, 2015 at 6:54 pm
              Typical!
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                t p
                Apr 5, 2015 at 9:36 am
                With so much majority, AAP must concentrate on development work, by focusing the old irrelevant rules in order,must redress public grievances, rather than petty politics of hate , superiority complex , .....etc
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