Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal has reacted to the issue of the letter written by party colleague Yogendra Yadav, calling him a very “dear friend”. He further said that Yadav had raised some important issues and the party would work on it.
In his tweets, the AAP founder also said that he would try to get Shazia Ilmi back.
Yog yadav is a v dear friend and a v valued colleague. Had long discussion with him….
We will also try to get shazia back
This comes after Yogendra Yadav wrote to the party’s Political Affairs Committee, questioning the unbridled powers of Kejriwal and asked “whether there are limits to personal discretion of the leader”.
Listing issues that plague the AAP, Yadav pointed to the widespread perception that the AAP, like other parties, was afflicted with “personality cult”. “There is no one who doubts that Arvind bhai is the undisputed leader within the party. He has richly earned this stature and we would not be where we are without his leadership. But there is a difference between a leader and a supremo. Love and affection for a leader often turns into a personality cult that can damage an organisation and the leader himself. This is what appears to be happening to our party,” he wrote.
“Major decisions of the party appear to, and indeed do, reflect the wishes of one person; when he changes his mind, the party changes its course of action; proximity to the leader comes to substitute for organisational roles and responsibilities. Since all the decisions and successes are credited to one person, all the blame also begins to accumulate at the doors of one person,” Yadav wrote.
“Let me reiterate that Arvind bhai is no ordinary leader and there are no two opinions about his continuing as the national convener; nor have I ever doubted his status as first among equals within the party’s leadership. The real question is whether there are limits to personal discretion of the leader,” he wrote.