Once AAP’s prominent ideologue and current president of Swaraj Party, Yogendra Yadav doesn’t shy away from launching a scathing attack on our beloved power-hungry Arvind Kejriwal. Calling a spade a spade, Yadav allegedly accused Kejriwal for taking an undue advantage for government provided resources in the name of creating party’s goodwill in other states.
The Swaraj India President, who was expelled from AAP for his “anti-party” activities after he crossed swords with the leadership last year, insisted on AAP having “minimum interest” in governing the capitol rather is more focused on capturing more and more states under their kitty, ultimately leaving the capital in a lurch. He allegedly claimed that AAP has always been ignorant of their duties, AAP ministers and MLAs for “often being outside Delhi” at a time when the city was struggling to cope with the vector-borne diseases.
“The AAP government is using Delhi merely as a stepping stone. They basically want to use Delhi’s resources, its visibility to step on to Punjab, Goa,” Yadav told PTI in an interview
He said the Swaraj group broke away from AAP as it “abandoned the basic ideology of internal democracy, financial transparency, swaraj, opposition to the new liberal economic policies”.
Alleging that AAP was being run as a corporate, he further charged AAP with befooling people through the “new experiment of political marketing”.
“Kejriwal had said AAP would shun the ‘high command’ culture of conventional political parties. Unfortunately, AAP has taken the ‘high command’ culture to new heights – the party has become one-man centric. Even the founding members were eased out of the party.”
Referring to the Delhi High Court judgment, which stamped primacy of the LG as the administrative head of the capital, Yadav said after the order, AAP has “lost all interest in governing”
“So, from being party which was obsessed with Delhi, it has become a party which has less than minimum interest required left in the state where it governs. They seem to have made up their mind that there is no juice left in Delhi. So, make use of Delhi,” Yadav said
The Swaraj Party has announced its dsire to contest in MCD polls claiming free education, free medicine, employment for all and a debt-free Punjab. Party spokesperson Prashant Yadav said the party would contest all 117 Vidhan Sabha seats of Punjab.