Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan form party Swaraj India, accuse AAP of betraying people

Yogendra Yadav was unanimously elected party national president at the party’s founding convention.

Written by Naveed Iqbal | New Delhi | Updated: October 4, 2016 8:44 pm
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With an aim to provide “true alternative politics” in the country, former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav Sunday announced the formation of a new political party — Swaraj India — emanating from the Swaraj Abhiyaan.

Yadav was unanimously elected party national president at the party’s founding convention, where he stressed how Swaraj India would differ from other national and regional political parties in the countries.

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In his maiden address to approximately 400 party workers in the capital, Yadav said, “For us, politics is not a career or a trade but a mission. We will separate ourselves from others.”

He also stated that the basic pillars of the Indian republic are under attack and the country needs an alternative to the existing political choices available to them.

“Today, the founding values of our republic are under threat. Democracy, diversity and dialogue is under attack, ironically by the ones who are entrusted to safeguard these values. The very idea of India is under a challenge. Sadly, there is no political force that has the vision and the will to take on this challenge. Swaraj India takes up the challenge to fill up this vacuum,” Yadav told the convention.

Removed from the AAP in April last year for alleged “anti-party activities,” Yadav attacked AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal stating that “the person who entered politics to cure the disease of politics is today a victim of the same disease”.

He also hit out at the party alleging that the AAP has not just done “injustice” to itself but also “betrayed the aspirations of crores of Indians”.

While Prashant Bhushan will continue to be national president of the Swaraj Abhiyaan, no official announcement for a position for him in the party has been made as yet. Swaraj Abhiyan will “remain a non-electoral campaign organisation and continue working on public issues”.

Ajit Jha was named party’s general secretary and Ahmad Faheem Khan, its treasurer. Professor Anand Kumar will be a mentor and advisor to Swaraj India.

Approximately 400 delegates of the party from different states supported the resolution to form a party at the founding convention ahead of the official announcement of the formation of the party. A 22-page convention was also subsequently adopted.

The first signature on the list of founder members of the party was that of former law minister Shanti Bhushan. Speaking at the convention, Bhushan expressed hope that the new political party would “take on the divisive and corrupt political parties to bring real Swaraj in the country”.

The constitution details the party’s objectives, organisational structure, terms of membership and powers of office bearers.

“We will be the first party to voluntarily bring ourselves under the RTI Act and work toward a transparent and innovative candidate selection process like the primaries,” Yadav said.

He added that federalism will be woven into the basic structure of the party and that “there will be freedom of expression within the party at all levels and dissent will be accorded respect and space”.

He also said the party will not issue any whip to its representatives and give right to freedom of expression to its members. The party will not initiate disciplinary action against anyone for views expressed personally.”

On its founding day, party volunteers collected Rs 1,85,000 from members present at the convention. While the party did not make any formal announcement for contesting elections in any state, it is likely to participate in the MCD elections in the national capital, scheduled to be held April next year.

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    pushpendra parasram malviya
    Apr 19, 2017 at 2:57 pm
    Sir, i join swraj india party so send your address .my work in m.p. My education in indore D.A.V.V. Master in Sociology Live in Dist._Dhar (m.p.)
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      Anil Kumar
      Mar 18, 2017 at 5:35 am
      mr. yogender yadar i want to join swaraj india and for the cause i want to meet you i mentioned my name and e-mail address pls send your office address, your office contact number and other detail which is important for me i am waiting here
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        Hari shankar
        Feb 16, 2017 at 6:33 am
        Gud work I want swaraj India party plz call me
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          Hari shankar
          Feb 16, 2017 at 6:37 am
          I want join party and give a office and donations and mcd election join laxmi nagar
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            Anil kumar
            Feb 24, 2017 at 8:52 pm
            BMC Election राजनीति में कुर्सी के लिए सब जायज है
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              Anil kumar
              Feb 21, 2017 at 4:58 pm
              Anil Kumar Singhal Email ID
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                Anil kumar
                Feb 21, 2017 at 4:56 pm
                E mail ID-
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                  Anil kumar
                  Feb 21, 2017 at 4:42 pm
                  How to apply PIL in Supreme court for reform Election in India
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                    Anil kumar
                    Feb 21, 2017 at 4:51 pm
                    I want to meet Mr. Prasant Bhushan lawyer prepare For admit PIL
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                      Anil kumar
                      Feb 21, 2017 at 4:55 pm
                      Pls MR Prashant Bhushan send me our Address and Email ID and mobile number
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                        gurmit singh
                        Oct 11, 2016 at 5:52 am
                        I am from kaithal haryana
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                          gurmit singh
                          Oct 11, 2016 at 5:51 am
                          Yadav and prsant ji . Me and my frd give spot to sawraj party . And i want to become a leader in sawraj party . Fr
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                            Hemant Kumar
                            Oct 9, 2016 at 2:39 am
                            I and my friends appreciate Swaraj India Party . Keep it up.....we are with you.
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                              gopal narayan
                              Oct 10, 2016 at 5:56 am
                              Yadav Ji and Prashant Ji, congratulations , it is very good news for all Indian farmer and students because now a days our country both condition is very bad , no any party care our farmer and students ,lt;br/gt;some party missuses collage students but sir please do not add crept people .lt;br/gt;thanx.
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                                maruthikannan yadav
                                Oct 4, 2016 at 1:17 am
                                congratulations, it is very good news for all indians, this party going to make big victory , i am from tamil nadu, i am ready to join this party, all the best.
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                                  Rashida Khan
                                  Oct 2, 2016 at 8:55 pm
                                  good news.. hope more beardos divide their votes once more and let BJP keep winning on the strength of true patriots while seventh century atavists keep voting for yet another set of sickularf self appointed do nothings.
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                                    Sanjay Yadav
                                    Oct 13, 2016 at 10:47 am
                                    Dear sir,lt;br/gt; National Precident of Swaraj India Partylt;br/gt;pls give your party email id and contact no.lt;br/gt; Thank you sirje
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                                      Sanjay Yadav
                                      Oct 13, 2016 at 10:44 am
                                      Dear sir,lt;br/gt; Very =2 congratulation to start a mission toward safe and sound poletics with simillar vision,I also salute ur pion and strongly sypport ur will power,lt;br/gt;Sir you know very well that there is very difficult to full. fill the essential needs of public,stop the correption,unemployment,crime,and provide simillar development system at social lable.means all desire could nt full fill without getting poletical power throught public support, Or we cn nt get a poletical power without struggle and hard work durring public prblms. as a long time bcz. any person could nt becm a Kejriwal without much more support of Annaje as a preplanned straitergy by smart and cleaver person,So how cn do,what cn do,how much time survive you without hidden support or sharp straitergy
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                                        suresh kumar
                                        Nov 20, 2016 at 5:32 pm
                                        Sir,lt;br/gt; I want to join Swaraj India party please accept my Primary membership and I am ready to give a room in Bhubaneswar for the activiry of the Party.
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                                          Umesh Bhalla
                                          Oct 18, 2016 at 3:24 pm
                                          Dear sir ,I want to join Swaraj India party plz tell me office address.
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