29 March, New Delhi
In a tongue-in-cheek remark, the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) on Sunday asked the Arvind Kejriwal led-Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government to work for an entire year without blaming anybody and making any excuses.
“Perhaps they should consider for one year, without blaming anybody, without making excuses, trying to implement the promises by honestly working towards them,” said BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli.
“It is really up to them to run their party in a democratic way or autocratic way, to run their party based on some rules or throwing away the rules,” he added.
Earlier on Saturday, AAP founding members Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav were ousted from the party’s national executive.
Out of the 311 national executive members present in yesterday’s national council meeting, an overwhelming 247 members voted against Bhushan and Yadav while just 8 votes were cast in their favour.
The party also removed Anand Kumar and Ajit Jha from the national executive.
Talking to the media later, Yadav slammed the national council meeting as a farce and said that democracy has been murdered.
“Lokpal was not allowed to come to the meeting, Gopal Rai was made the chairman of the national executive in a minute, in the next minute the proposal was moved against Bhushan and me. We said that a discussion should be held on this matter to which Gopal Rai demanded a written application. When we said that we will give it in writing Manish Sisodia got up and started the voting process,” said Yadav.
Bhushan on his part yesterday alleged that their supporters were beaten up by bouncers in the meeting.
“What unfolded today in the meeting was exactly what Arvind said in a sting that came out yesterday (on Friday), that we should be kicked out of the party. Goons were brought to the party, some of our MLAs were beating up people and we were not allowed to say anything in the meeting,” he said.
AAP leader Sanjay Singh, however, later said the reports of scuffle during the meeting are completely baseless and untrue.
The party’s internal rift had widened after Yadav and Bhushan were accused of working for party’s defeat during the Delhi Assembly polls last month.