Yogendra Yadav comes to Kejriwal’s defence, says ‘stings’ released to discredit AAP

Now innocuous conversations are also being presented as stings, says Yogendra Yadav.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: March 13, 2015 8:24 pm
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AAP leader Yogendra Yadav may have been involved in a bitter fight with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal but he appeared to defend the party chief on Thursday against allegations of horse-trading.

Calling the emergence of certain audio clips purportedly featuring Kejriwal’s voice as a “sting-fest” , Yadav said “innocuous conversations” were being presented as stings to “discredit” AAP.

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“One incident is being used to discredit the entire movement. Now innocuous conversations are also being presented as stings. Big accusations are flying sans any evidence. The media is happy to dish it all with a glee,” a post on his Facebook page said. “Whatever our internal differences, no one from this movement can possibly enjoy let alone join this mudslinging.

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“All of us must join hands to preserve the organisational unity and ethical integrity of this movement,” it added. This assumes significant as Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, who were ousted from AAP’s Political Affairs Committee, have been at odds with the party leadership over various issues including efforts to form a government with the help of Congress last year.

Former party MLA Rajesh Garg on Wednesday had accused Kejriwal of trying to poach six Congress MLAs to form government last year following which the party’s prominent Mumbai face Anjali Damania quit the party. Yesterday former Congress legislator Asif Mohammed Khan alleged that a senior AAP leader had offered him a ministerial berth in return for support.

“The manthan in the last few days has produced good deal of visha; it’s time now for amrita. Or so I hope,” he said. Yadav, who had also issued a joint letter with Bhushan rejecting the allegations of anti-party activities against them, wondered whether “powerful forces” were behind the tumult in the party.

“… Is this situation playing into the hands of those powerful forces who would rather that the idea of AAP is nipped in the bud?,” he asked adding the need to “resist” such designs.

“The spate of attacks on the party in the last two days can only evoke deep anguish. Have received messages from thousands of volunteers. Everyone is hurt and pained,” he said.

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  1. Janaki Narayanan
    Mar 13, 2015 at 8:07 pm
    You are reaping what you have sawed against others earlier.
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      Aditya
      Mar 13, 2015 at 9:35 pm
      Another AAPtard trying to prove himself a Mahatma.
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        Vikrant
        Mar 14, 2015 at 4:40 am
        These tapes just add to another list of expose that show the true face of AAP and especially Kejriwal. Kejriwal has been practicising all those infact worse actions that he accused others of - get power at any cost, enjoy all the priviliges of being in power, blatant use of lies to win votes, caste and religion based politics, get funds from dubious sources, tickets being sold for money, criminals being offered tickets, zero transparency, murky under hand behind the curtain dealings to get into power. This is what AAP has achieved in 2 years of existence and they had claimed they are here not for power but to clean up politics. Today AAP has fallen to the level that took 100 years for Congress
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          B. SRIDHAR
          Mar 13, 2015 at 9:30 pm
          The sting so far released has been done by their own party man. Agreed there is nothing in the sting to prove that there is horse trading. But what about the over the rooftop preached values which the AAP was supposed to have enforced upon itself? What would Arvind Kejriwal, Yogendra Yadav and his other clan like gate jimper Ashutosh, opportunist Khaitan would have done had the sting defamed either Congress or BJP? Would the same Yogendra Yadav have dismissed it as an act to defame the party? Their double standards are out in the open. Fools are those who still believe that this party is going to do some good. Kejriwal is the worst opportunist Indian Politics has seen since Vishwanath Pratap Singh.
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            Dharam pal
            Mar 14, 2015 at 9:34 am
            Yogendar Yadav is the dirty fave of AAP. Kejriwal speaks lies and makes incoherent contradincting statements to mislead public but Yadav always talks rubbish and has no principles. Parshant Bhushan is a confused man. The result is that the young upstarts are making the party look pack pof Jokers.The only sane face appears to be Sisodi. And is perhaps emerging a good folio to Kejriwal. Let us see what improvement they can bring in Delhi. If they can fulfill their tall claims it will be good for the country. But the start with cheap electricity/free water are not harbingers of good change. They have to be pragmative and recast their priorities.
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