1. Former AAP leader Mayank Gandhi mocks party’s chances of winning Punjab after Kejriwal’s comments on surgical strikes

Former AAP leader Mayank Gandhi mocks party’s chances of winning Punjab after Kejriwal’s comments on surgical strikes

Mocking Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief, former party member Mayank Gandhi has raised doubts on AAP's chances on winning in the upcoming Punjab elections.

By: | Updated: October 5, 2016 2:24 PM
Mayank Gandhi, Mayank Gandhi AAP, Mayank Gandhi Arvind Kejriwal, Mayank Gandhi tweets Mayank Gandhi tweeted, “Was hoping AAP wins by defeating BJP-Akali. But with anti-army statement,only chance 4 AAP to win Punjab will be Pak .province of Punjab

Mocking Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief, former party member Mayank Gandhi has raised doubts on AAP’s chances on winning in the upcoming Punjab elections. Indirectly slamming Kejriwal for raising doubts on the Indian Army’s claim of surgical strikes across LoC, Mayank Gandhi tweeted, “Was hoping AAP wins by defeating BJP-Akali. But with anti-army statement,only chance 4 AAP to win Punjab will be Pak province of Punjab :)”. “Some AAP leaders hv instructed vols to attack, abuse and unlike my posts and tweets. From individual abusers to collective :). Welcome,” Mayank Gandhi hit out. The former senior leader of AAP quit the party in November last year stating that he had lost interest in politics. He had also blamed the functioning of the party.

In his recent Twitter posts, Mayank Gandhi has been vocal about AAP’s ‘inability’ to take criticism. Quoting a tweet that said that AAP members don’t debate based on logic, Mayank Gandhi added that most party members see political motive behind criticism. He tweeted that AAP has only one rebutal to offer, “Also,when are you joining BJP, Swaraj? You are jealous and frustrated etc. No one bothers about what is said, but just personal attacks.”

Mayank Gandhi is not the only one slamming Kejriwal for his statements questioning the Army and the government. The Delhi CM has been slammed on social media and on television channels for politicising the surgical strikes. Kejriwal, while congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi for having the courage to carry out the strikes, had also asked the government to furnish proof to ‘silence’ Pakistan. Kejriwal has said that with Pakistan denying the surgical strikes, there are doubts in the minds of the international community about the authenticity of the Indian Army and government’s claims.

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Kejriwal is not alone, Congress leaders Sanjay Nirupam and P Chidambaram have also demanded proof. While Nirupam has called the strikes ‘fake’, Chidambaram has said that it is natural for people to seek proof. BJP has come out all guns blazing against the two parties, slamming them for doubting the Indian Army and not showing the spirit of national solidarity on such a sensitive issue.

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