1. Aam Aadmi Party crisis a ‘fight for power’, shows ‘opportunism’: Bharatiya Janata Party

Aam Aadmi Party crisis a ‘fight for power’, shows ‘opportunism’: Bharatiya Janata Party

Terming the tussle within Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) a "struggle for power" that reflected "opportunism...

By: | New Delhi | Published: March 28, 2015 10:11 PM

Terming the tussle within Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) a “struggle for power” that reflected “opportunism”, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Delhi will not see any progress in such a situation and those who were elected to form the government would have to answer to the public for letting them down.

The sole opposition party in Delhi Assembly also charged that AAP’s internal conflict was neither a fight of principles and nor did it involve values or have any element of democracy, principles which the ruling outfit likes to boast about.

“Essentially, this is an internal matter of AAP. But people gave an historic mandate to this party hoping that development will take place in Delhi and it can become a global city.

“(But) if we look at the developments over the last few days, clearly, all of this has to do with the fight for power. It is a fight of opportunism,” said BJP national spokesperson Nalin Kohli even as he reiterated the party’s charge that the Arvind Kejriwal-led party had “betrayed” the people of Delhi.

Taking up the issue of the Delhi government appointing 21 Principal Secretaries, he said it was an example of how AAP was sharing the fruits of office among its members.

“For a small state like Delhi, they have appointed 21 Parliamentary Secretaries. It is distribution of power and protection of those interests,” alleged Kohli.

He further said that Delhi could not experience progress if the present situation continues with AAP leaders engaging in blame game.

The cracks within AAP became wider today with the party expelling two senior leaders, Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, from its National Executive on the charges of anti- party activities.

“(AAP) on a daily basis tries to level false allegations against somebody else to cover up for its own non-performance or quest for power. Now, they are making accusations against each other within the party.

“Delhi will not progress on the basis of allegations and this kind of politics,” Kohli said, adding that everybody has to play their role in a constitutional set-up.

“Whoever will run from the responsibilities… he will have to answer to the people,” he said.

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