Shortly after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) came to power with a landslide victory in the Delhi Assembly Elections 2015, it is in the news for all the wrong reasons. The Arvind Kejriwal-led party is on the brink of a breakup in Delhi. Last week, AAP’s dissident leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan were ousted from the political affairs committee (PAC) citing that they were working against the party. Arvind Kejriwal, who holds the position of Delhi Chief Minister, alleged that Yadav and Bhushan had maligned the party’s reputation.
Senior journalist and Consulting Editor of India Today Group, Rajdeep Sardesai has uploaded a video on YouTube to share his opinion about AAP with the public. Sardesai says in the video, “AAP, known for its anti-corruption stand and its famous sting operations on corrupt politicians had itself been stung back.”
Sardesai implies that the self-proclaimed AAP is no different from other political parties. On the contrary, it has turned out to be just like the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Indian National Congress, with autocratic leadership of the political party. AAP has now started following the same old organisation structure of power flow from top management to the lower level where there is no place for dissident leaders.
Citing the credibility of AAP’s 49-day rule in Delhi in 2013, the city’s people had voted for the two-year-old party expecting that Kejriwal would deliver a Delhi model of governance. In his second innings as Delhi CM, Kejriwal has indulged in obnoxious behaviour with his teammates Yadav and Bhushan.
Sardesai opines that Kejriwal should focus on governance, as he has got a second chance to serve the people and meet the high expectations of Delhi citizens. Watch the video to know what Rajdeep Sardesai has to say on the current situation in AAP. (By Shri Krishna Iyer | Text edited by Shweta Parande)