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Arvind Kejriwal reaches out to Yogendra Yadav, calls him a ‘dear friend’, says will try to get Shazia Ilmi back in AAP

Arvind Kejriwal has reached out to Yadav, saying the party would look into the issues raised by him.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: June 7, 2014 1:25 pm
Arvind Kejriwal has reacted to the issue of the letter written by party colleague Yogendra Yadav. Arvind Kejriwal has reacted to the issue of the letter written by party colleague Yogendra Yadav.

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.





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.

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  1. A
    Jun 7, 2014 at 6:20 pm
    This communal lady was the reason why I lost respect for the AAP. And he wants to get her back?
    1. R
      Jun 8, 2014 at 2:17 am
      Somebody within AAP has to be accountable for the poor showing in elections. Reportedly Yadav was the one responsible for pushing the party's plan of contesting across the country. In this process the party spread itself too thin and lost.Yadav should have got the sack for the sake of fixing accountability and sending the right message across the organization. It cannot be business as usual with him. What Arvind (party) is doing is completely opposite of that. It is not even accepting its resignation!!!Is this party fit to lead a state/nation where results need to be delivered and accountability needs to be fixed? The governance required cannot be anarchy/agitation style any more. It has to be professional, with stretch targets taken and then delivered without excuses.Yadav has failed and should be fired. Arvind needs to position the party as being one which can not only get rid of corruption, but also provide good governance, growth and significantly improve the quality of life of people across all socio-economic demographic segments.
      1. J
        James Bond
        Jun 7, 2014 at 10:23 am
        Mr.Arvind Kejriwal undisputed leader of Aam Admi Party has so much ego.He wnts to become 21 st century Mahatma in a short time.Next time if you see him in long chaddi only do not get astonished.He wants to become very por quickly.His tongue is powerful than AK-49 weapon.He can call anybody a corrupt without evidence and argue he is right.He can recite Koran infront of muslims at night and recite Gita infront of Hindus in the daytime to please muslims and Hindus.He can go to church on Sundays,to mosque on Fridays ,Gurudwara on Thursday and other days to Hindu temples.This man is anarchist without ideology.
        1. A
          Jun 7, 2014 at 12:59 pm
          Mr Kegrival seems to have come down to earth now after his flock started to desert. The age old saying haste is waste seems to have been the cause plus added to this his ego.
          1. Rajendra Tangwan
            Jun 7, 2014 at 12:28 pm
            Many persons joined AAP in a tearing hurry giving up their jobs in private or Govt. sector. Now, in the current situation such people are at their wits end as to what to do next......Many have deserted AAP and more are to follow. However, their former employers are happy to be rid of such impulsive and brainless employees.
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