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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  1. R
    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.
  2. A
    Mar 9, 2014 at 5:11 pm
    Because you only are right; baaki sab chor hain!
  3. A
    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,
  4. A
    Mar 9, 2014 at 5:07 pm
    For Kejriwal, "Swaraj = My Raj"
  5. A
    Mar 9, 2014 at 5:08 pm
    Well said !
  6. B
    Mar 9, 2014 at 3:39 pm
    Politics is dirty and now AAP should know that dirty politics is staging against good people.
  7. A
    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.
  8. C
    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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