AAP workers stage protest outside Kejriwal’s residence over ticket distribution

He also took a jibe at party's Chandi Chowk candidate Ashutosh for "parachuting" in these constituencies.

New Delhi | Published:March 9, 2014 3:56 pm

A group of disgruntled AAP party workers staged a protest outside Arvind Kejriwal’s residence at Tilak Lane here on Sunday.

“We wanted to meet Arvind Kejriwal, but were not allowed to do so, which is why we protested. We are not satisfied with the way tickets are being distributed in the party. When the party talks about swaraj, it doesn’t implement the same in its party” said Ashwini Upadhyay, a member of AAP’s National Council.

“Four to five people are running the show, so where is swaraj in the party? We wanted to keep all these issues before Arvind (Kejriwal),” Upadhyay, who held a protest along with 10-15 AAP workers, said.

He also took a jibe at party’s Chandi Chowk candidate Ashutosh and East Delhi candidate Rajmohan Gandhi for “parachuting” in these constituencies.

He said there should have been a cooling period for new candidates of at least six months before they were given party tickets.

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    rajnikant b
    Mar 9, 2014 at 5:51 pm
    Tombstone in a cemetery,had an inscription 'here lies a nice gentleman and a great politician '. Per by wondered and asked ' are there two persons in one grave? 'No' said a friend. Nice man cannot be a politician. Arvind Kejriwal is a nice man.
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      akgrover
      Mar 9, 2014 at 5:11 pm
      Because you only are right; baaki sab chor hain!
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        akgrover
        Mar 9, 2014 at 5:10 pm
        Delhi embly and even the council of ministers had hardly any known names... and that was the strength of AAP. Short cut to power means compromising on your principles,,, and that's what AK-49 is doing now,
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          akgrover
          Mar 9, 2014 at 5:07 pm
          For Kejriwal, "Swaraj = My Raj"
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            akgrover
            Mar 9, 2014 at 5:08 pm
            Well said !
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              Bharat
              Mar 9, 2014 at 3:39 pm
              Politics is dirty and now AAP should know that dirty politics is staging against good people.
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                Anil
                Mar 9, 2014 at 5:10 pm
                It is a very natural reaction when the party tickets are announced. However, it is very interesting to see that this is happening even in AAP. Is it because the candidates think they can win on AAP's ticket or is it because AAP is planning to pay for the campaign expenses from the donations? AAP protesting members should understand that not everyone can be accommodated and cooperate in the best interest of the country.
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                  crk
                  Mar 9, 2014 at 11:04 am
                  news : AAP workers stage protest outside Kejriwal’s residence over ticket distributionkhud ki party members ko to sambhal nahi paate...ye desh sambhal ne nikle hai....
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                    kran
                    Mar 10, 2014 at 1:54 am
                    well said
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                      rajendran
                      Mar 10, 2014 at 4:23 am
                      Ak will meet naxalites but not his party workers
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                        rajendran
                        Mar 10, 2014 at 4:22 am
                        All of us should go to Arvind kejriwals house. See whether he has time to meet us. He has time to meet mullas . He is the most communal person
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                          global View
                          Mar 9, 2014 at 6:54 pm
                          Dr. Kalsariya and Dr. Rajmohan hi also may leave party soon.
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                            SMukesh
                            Mar 9, 2014 at 12:04 pm
                            Why not print everything he said?
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                              Morphine
                              Mar 10, 2014 at 5:23 am
                              People often forget that while we point finger at somebody else, your finger's question you.Funny - AK had a complaint that Modi not allowed him to meet at his home while inadvertantly ended up with his own party men with grievances protesting infront of his own home.
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                                OpinionatedOrator
                                Mar 9, 2014 at 5:48 pm
                                But he has better knowledge about things that really matter
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                                  murty
                                  Mar 9, 2014 at 2:52 pm
                                  AAP workers are not terrorists??? why Kejerwal not meeting them????
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                                    qwe123kids Avinash
                                    Mar 9, 2014 at 10:57 am
                                    getting taste of it's own medicnce
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                                      Srinivas Shirur
                                      Mar 9, 2014 at 1:03 pm
                                      Does Rajmohan hi know where Kalyan Puri ends and where Trilok Puri starts in East Delhi?
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                                        Satish Kumar
                                        Mar 9, 2014 at 10:54 am
                                        These are the expected things in a society like Indians or Asians and Honest persons are misfit in our society. But keep on going Kejriwal sir, a large number of citizens are with you.
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                                          AAP against
                                          Mar 9, 2014 at 10:47 am
                                          In a big family, there is always a child or two who thinks his dad is unfair to them
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                                            Indian By
                                            Mar 9, 2014 at 2:49 pm
                                            "He said there should have been a cooling period for new candidates of at least six months before they were given party tickets." The election is NOW not in 6 months and you do need known names and faces to contest.
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