Expelled from AAP, MP says CM overreacted

Dharam Vira Gandhi, elected from Patiala, was suspended for alleged anti-party activities in August but continues to be an AAP MP in the Lok Sabha.

Written by Raghvendra Rao | New Delhi | Published: December 18, 2015 2:45 am
Aam Aadmi Party, Arvind kejriwal, CBI, Kejriwal CBI raids, Delhi CM Kejriwal, AAP MP CBI raid, CBI raid kejriwal reaction, nation news Dharam Vira Gandhi (second from left) at a demonstration Thursday. (PTI photo)

One of the Aam Aadmi Party’s MPs feels Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has “overreacted” to the CBI raids on his principal secretary’s office and that his remarks have “dented his image”. Dharam Vira Gandhi, elected from Patiala, was suspended for alleged anti-party activities in August but continues to be an AAP MP in the Lok Sabha. “The sharp criticism and reaction is not good for our party’s leader. Despite any provocative action, the political dialogue… its decency should be maintained at all costs,” he said.

Gandhi, who stood at his seat in the Lok Sabha Wednesday in protest against the CBI raid but did not follow his colleague Bhagwant Mann into the well, cited the prime minister’s act of offering Mann a glass of water as “balanced behaviour”. “Yesterday, Modiji achieved such a feat. Mann was speaking and then felt thirsty and the PM offered him a glass of water. He floored us there,” Gandhi told The Indian Express.

Asked about Kejriwal’s description of the PM as a “coward” and “psychopath”, Gandhi said that “in a political dialogue, irrespective of bitterness and difference in ideology” a “decency of language” has to be maintained.

“What saddens me is that his saying these things has lowered his stature. His image as a mature leader has got dented,” Gandhi said, adding he felt “sorry for Mr Kejriwal” for having lowered his stature. “Nobody in the political class (has liked the comments)… even the people who supported him on floor of the Rajya Sabha, they said they don’t approve of these words of Mr Kejriwal,” he said.

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  1. M
    Dec 18, 2015 at 6:29 am
    May be AAP leader is under the wrong notion that if he say something against big leaders like Modi his stature will also increase. Stupidity of the highest order.
    1. M
      Dec 18, 2015 at 3:40 am
      What is the reason behind Kejri's Modi-phobia that is affecting him very badly? The 2011 Anti Corruption movement was spearheaded by Anna hazare and baba Ramdev. Kejriwal hijacked the spirit of the movement like how Karl Marx hijacked the socialist movement through Communist Manifesto. Karl Marx was sponsored by Rothschild Bank. The meteoric rise of Modi from nowhere was a stumbling block in Kejri's plans of Synthesis between Thesis and Anti-thesis. One has to close their ears and shut their eyes when the motor-mouthed AAP Team starts their harsh raucous or else you may get Cacophoni-Phobia
      1. N
        Dec 18, 2015 at 8:16 am
        Kejriwal is not right man due to following reasons : 1) He contradicts himself as he says by this CBI raid "Kejriwal toh nishana hai". but now the w episode is between the corrupt official and DDCA. Kejriwal is not in Picture 2)Without any good reason, He said wrong about country PM. 3)He is silent on National Herald Case. 4) He reached jhukkis at 1100 in night even though the demolition started at 1000 AM under supervision of his own SDM's. Then he start shouting ? 5)Earlier, He was proud of sharukh's intolerance statement but now shahrukh khan is denied the statement, There are no comments from him.