AAP’s ambiguous stand on nationalism

“Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal always make it a point to chant ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’ in his rallies and speeches. But, now it seems after AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi’s ‘won’t say Bharat Mata ki jai’ remark has put AAP in a tight spot!”

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 AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi had categorically stated that he would not never chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai, comments that came as an aftermath of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s suggestion that the new generation needs to be taught to chant slogans hailing mother India. Taking a cautious approach on the matter, Aam Aadmi Party has not taken any official stand on the issue.

No official stand by AAP

Kejriwal and his party swear on Nationalism, but in a shocking development, they are mum on this contentious issue. It must be noted that Owaisi took such anti-national stand to score political points and by endorsing such views, AAP is further fuelling anti-national sentiments in the country.

Vote Bank Politics

Contrary to their claims and proclaimed ideology, AAP has been indulging in vote bank politics. It is pertinent to note here that AAP had gone all out to garner Muslim voters ahead of general elections in 2014.

When it plunged into politics, Arvind Kejriwal’s party claimed that it would put an end to vote bank politics and politics of hatred. That was till it inducted several Muslims into its fold amid much fanfare and went to the Imam of Jama Masjid begging fro vote. Then, the party also went on to form a Sikh cell to reach out to the community.

A party, which has risen to the ranks on the basis of community based politics, has now found itself in a situation where it has no option but to be tight lipped on the issue.

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