Aam Admi Party, which was set up as an ethical project for alternative politics in the country, is now dead. What has remained of it is an “election machine” trying to succeed by any means, according to senior Supreme Court Lawyer Prashant Bhushan, who was also one of the founders of the party.
Attacking the party, which is in the news these days for all the wrong reasons including corruption and sexual exploitation of women, Bhushan tweeted: “AAP as an ethical project for Alt pol is over.What remains is election machine seeking success by fair means or foul.”
Bhushan has posted a number of tweets in a bid to expose AAP. In one of the tweets he said, “In AAP’s National Council meeting of April 15,while abusing us for questioning his candidates,AK (Kejriwal) called Tomar, Asim &Sandeep as his diamonds!”
Incidentally, Asim Ahmed Khan was dropped by Kejriwal in October last over corruption charges, while law minister Jitender Singh Tomar was arrested on charges of having a fake law degree. Sandeep Kumar is facing rape charges now.
Young ppl drunk around liquor shop opened by AAP in Kotla.Liquor sale doubled in Delhi.Will make Punjab Nasha mukt?! pic.twitter.com/hUPj56VfZe
— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) July 27, 2016
Bhushan has also questioned AAP’s promise of making Punjab addiction-free. Sharing a photo of a drunk man lying on the ground, Bhushan said liquor sale has doubled in Delhi under AAP government. “Young ppl drunk around liquor shop opened by AAP in Kotla.Liquor sale doubled in Delhi.Will make Punjab Nasha mukt?!” he tweeted.
Bhushan and another founding member of the party, Yogendra Yadav, were unceremoniously removed from AAP last year.
Yesterday, even Anna Hazare, whose agitation against corruption eventually resulted in the birth of AAP, lamented how Kejriwal betrayed the dream of clean politics of the people by inducting dubious people without proper scrutiny in the party. Reportedly, Yadav and Bhushan had opposed the distribution of tickets to such candidates.