“Aam Aadmi Party came with a promise of offering corruption free governance and as per their claims; there was no space for leaders with criminal background in party. Now one after another their leaders are getting booked in criminal cases but AAP supremo is silent.”
Born out of Anna Hazare’s movement against corruption, Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) drifted away from the basic tenets on which the party was formed. Transparency, honesty, corruptions free governance and democratisation were the pillars on which the party was formed. But, in hurry to climb up to top in single stride, it was no different than other party driven by hunger for power.
23 AAP MLA have criminal record
Delhi witnessed history being created with AAP coming to power by winning 67 out of 70 assembly seats. But everything was not spotless as proclaimed AAP chief, Arvind Kejriwal. According to a report by Delhi Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), 23 of 67 party MLAs have declared criminal cases against themselves. This glaring fact came to light based on the self-sworn affidavits of all newly elected MLAs in the Assembly Elections. Besides, 44 out of 67 AAP legislatures are ‘crorepatis’.
No action against tainted MLAs
Arvind Kejriwal needs to come straight on AAP’s tainted MLAs in front of voters of Delhi who have elected him as the chief minister of national capital. Kejriwal needed to clarify to the people why he had not taken any action agaisnt Somnath Bharti even after the latter had been chargesheeted in a case involving a bid to kill his wife.
It is noteworthy that Somnath Bharti is not the lone legislatures to be chargesheeted in a criminal case and prior to that AAP leader Kumar Vishwas was allegedly involved in a molestation case.