AAP men spar with Kejriwal, question LS tickets to Ashutosh, Rajmohan

The AAP may get a censure from the Election Commission for the protest outside the BJP headquarters on March 5, which turned violent.

New Delhi | Updated: March 10, 2014 9:21 am

Disgruntled Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers on Sunday protested outside party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal’s residence here, shouting slogans against the selection of some AAP candidates for the Lok Sabha polls and accusing the party leadership of being inaccessible.

The protest, by a group of around 20 AAP workers, coincided with Kejriwal leaving for a rally in Mathura. The protesters alleged when they confronted Kejriwal, he told them that “they would not get tickets”.

“He said loudly in front of the media that the party would not give us tickets. But that is not why we are here for. He is trying to mislead people,” Ashwini Upadhyaya, one of the ‘founder members’ of the party, said.

“We came to meet Kejriwal. The main issue is how tickets are being ‘doled out’ in the party. Those who have just entered the party are being given tickets, and no explanations are being given by the party. Only four or five leaders are privy to these decisions. The AAP talks of swaraj, but doesn’t implement it within the party,” he said.

When Kejriwal emerged from his residence to leave for his scheduled rally in Mathura around 11 am, he was greeted by loud slogans by the protesters.

Some of them even shouted, “Kejriwal is a liar.”

A protester said, “The party used to say that there would be a cooling-off period for every person. This meant that once they became a general member, they would have to work for four to six months before they could become active members. But people like Rajmohan Gandhi and Ashutosh have been parachuted in,” he said.

Earlier this week, Upadhyaya had called a press conference, in which he alleged that candidates for several parliamentary seats had been already decided and pointed to the lack of internal democracy within the party.

“All of the processes they have put in place for the elections, are for the purpose of increasing the party’s database… But this is cheating the people, for while the image is that anybody can apply for a seat, these decisions have already been taken,” he alleged.

Action recommended against AAP for protest outside BJP headquarters

New Delhi: The Delhi Chief Electoral Office on Sunday sent its report to the Election Commission of India (ECI), recommending action over the protest by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supporters
outside the BJP headquarters here recently.

According to sources, Chief Electoral Officer Vijay Dev has sent his report after receiving the District Election Officer’s report, which said it was not satisfied with the AAP’s reply to the showcause notice issued to it and that the incident was a violation of the model code of conduct.

The AAP may get a censure from the Election Commission for the protest outside the BJP headquarters on March 5, which turned violent.   PTI

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  1. A
    Mar 9, 2014 at 9:46 pm
    For Kejriwal "SWARAJ" means "MY RAJ"... and now he will say that even EC is biased.
  2. A
    Mar 10, 2014 at 7:02 am
    The sooner this dangerous charlatan is exposed, the better. Will have to find another and better way to fight corruption and whether we like it or not, will have to force the Congress and BJP to address this issue seriously for a change. It's a long drawn out, grinding process. This 2-minute-noodle anarchist will end up bringing the w country to a standstill.
  3. P
    Mar 10, 2014 at 9:10 am
    Kejriwal is baap of aap - he owns the aap - its his property - no one has the right to question - gone are the days of going to aam aadmi for getting answers to silly questions - lol !!!
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    Prabhu Shankar
    Mar 10, 2014 at 9:36 am
    When a political party defends the utterly indefensible, it becomes unreasonable and arrogan, And AAP and BJP are doing that such a non sence activity..Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.
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    Prabhu Shankar
    Mar 10, 2014 at 7:36 am
    sincere and mature leadrship should get the electrol mandate. country needs governence not theatrics. it's total a political theory of AAP and BJP party, they are only busy with blaming to others,and without any evidence,,
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    Purva Saxena
    Mar 10, 2014 at 9:47 am
    It is the responsibility of every citizen to ignore dumb peoples, modi and kejarival both are dump in politics,kejarival judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.they want to change india but not to itself
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    Purva Saxena
    Mar 10, 2014 at 8:28 am
    in last 1 years of AAP party, I have never found that there is any inhibition caused by ignorance as regards criticism.
  8. R
    Mar 10, 2014 at 5:18 am
    Anyone who fights for a ticket should join another party. AAP should try hard to avoid Binny's of the world.
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