With Aam Aadmi Party’s heavy electoral looses in the recent Punjab, Goa and the Delhi MCD elections, the intra-party blame has started. Each rival group of MLAs want the other rival group to be expelled from the party. Others rumours circulating are talk about one group of AAP’s Delhi party MLAs are getting restless and want Arvind Kejriwal replaced. Even if not true finally, the fact that there are even rumours linked to current party MLAs and other seniors is a big deal, and points to major issues in the AAP party. Could the party split up or collapse – one has to wait and watch?
Source: India Today
- 3 May 2017
Till a year ago it seemed like the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was the fastest growing. It was setting up offices in every state and contesting most elections. People were joining in droves. In the Delhi state elections they won 67 out of the 70 MLA seats. But recently, AAP is only seeing losses – it lost Punjab heavily despite campaigning over a long time, and in Goa where almost all its candidates lost their security deposit. In the Delhi MCD elections, once again and surprisingly AAP recorded heavy losses with BJP winning 2/3rd of the combined seats. Nowadays there is no more buzz or does one hear people joining AAP anymore. So it has gone form recently being one of the fastest growing parties in modern India to becoming the fastest shrinking party. Some say the party could be headed for a split…
- 27 Apr 2017
For the first time ever, a current chief minister is running away from his elected position and “responsibilities” to contest for the chief minister position of Punjab, a state that is going to polls. You guessed it – the notorious Arvind Kejriwal of the AAP party. Someone said that AAP does not trust a Punjabi – and instead go for a non-Punjabi import? Some would say he has been an ineffective chief minister of Delhi. So a move out of Delhi, would this improve governance in Delhi and make it worse in Punjab? Of course, the voters get to decide…
Source: DNA India
- 11 Jan 2017
During today’s (Monday) ongoing anti-terrorist operations in Gurdaspur, Punjab, some news and current affairs TV channels carried live telecast of these operations without restricting themselves to periodic briefing. This greatly risks the lives of concerned Security Personnel and compromises the effectiveness of these operations. Government ordered the Media to follow the rules for this. This unfortunately happened during the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
- 28 Jul 2015