Acting petty will spell doom for party: Aam Aadmi Party MP on infighting

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New Delhi | Published: March 25, 2015 3:27:22 PM

Cautioning AAP's senior leadership over infighting, party MP Dharamvira Gandhi said they have 'no right' to betray aspirations of the people....

Cautioning Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) senior leadership over infighting, party MP Dharamvira Gandhi today said they have “no right” to betray aspirations of the people and the Arvind Kejriwal led AAP is bound to be “dumped into garbage of history” if the members “act and play petty”.

Gandhi, AAP’s Patiala MP, stressed that striking a balance between “principles and pragmatism” would play a decisive role in chalking out the future of the party and asked its volunteers to stop being mere “followers”.

“I warn all leaders, however big, and grass root volunteers of AAP, however small, that we have no right to betray the aspirations and faith, reposed in AAP by billions of poor and frustrated Indians, on flimsy grounds and petty resolvable differences.

“Can we really strike a balance between principles and pragmatism is the real bone of contention and the key question today. A correct position on this issue will play a decisive role in deciding the future of AAP, and the people of this country,” he wrote in a Facebook post.

Addressing the party’s volunteers, Gandhi underlined the need to inculcate sense of logic, reasoning, rationality and spirit of enquiry like a “social scientist” in their minds.

“The future of the party, dear volunteers is in your hands. If you allow this party to be a party of just followers like ones in Congress, BJP, SP,BSP and alike and not a party of thinking volunteers, you will only spell doom for the party you love so much,” he said.

“Let each one of us including all our leaders understand that if we think, act and play petty during this historic era of hope, the history and people of India will never forgive us and we are bound to be dumped in to garbage of history. BEWARE AAP,” he added.

The AAP’s National Council is scheduled to meet on March 28 amid the ongoing tussle in the party between the Arvind Kejriwal faction and loyalists of Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan.

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