Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan to launch political party for Punjab polls

Swaraj Abhiyan leader said they are "seriously thinking" about contesting the assembly elections in Punjab.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: January 19, 2016 5:35 pm
AAP, Yogendra Yadav, Aam Aadmi party, Prashant Bhushan, The duo formed a group called Swaraj Abhiyan after they were expelled from Aam Aadmi Party.

Expelled AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan are mulling to launch a political party and may field candidates for the 2017 Punjab assembly election, at a time when Arvind Kejriwal is pulling out all stops to ensure victory in the state.

Swaraj Abhiyan, a group formed by the duo and their supporters after their expulsion from the AAP, said they are “seriously thinking” about contesting the assembly elections in Punjab.

“We intend to launch a political party soon, but no date has been fixed. But yes, we are seriously thinking about contesting Punjab polls,” a senior Swaraj Abhiyan leader told PTI.

Meanwhile, the party has said it will “back” musician Bhai Baldeep Singh from Khadoor Sahib assembly during by-poll in Punjab next month.

“Swaraj Abhiyan is currently a non-political organisation and we don’t hope to launch the party by next month. Bhai Baldeep Singh will contest as an independent and will be backed by Swaraj Abhiyan. We will be putting all our weight behind him,” he said.

Bhai Baldeep Singh, who is also a part of the national executive of the organisation, said, “Swaraj Abhiyan’s support is crucial for the polls.”

Yadav and other Abhiyan leaders are also expected to campaign for Singh next month.

The decision to support Singh was taken on Sunday. He had contested 2014 Lok Sabha polls on AAP ticket from Khadoor Sahib, but had lost.

The seat fell vacant after Congress MLA Ramanjit Singh Sikki resigned from the Assembly in protest against the sacrilege incidents in the state.

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    Archana Das
    Jan 19, 2016 at 12:19 pm
    Real good news for India, more civilised people to join politics, replacing thugs, goons, thieves, rapists, looters. Best wishes, tough road ahead.
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      Haradhan Mandal
      Jan 19, 2016 at 12:31 pm
      "Swaraj Abhiyan was formed by the duo - Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan- and their supporters after their expulsion from the AAP". The decision by AAP and Shri Kejriwal ji to contest Punjab State election is to do nothing but to cut down Swaraj Abhiyan's vote share of 'AAP vote' - rather than that of Congress and BJP. If this is the proof that these people were serious to fight corruption - then they (AAP) are as much fraud and fooled the people. The w intention is to cut to size Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan POLITICALLY so as to show who are the real 'AAP'. But will this work for AAP (Kejriwal) morally and ethically?? NO.
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        Ashok kriplani
        Aug 6, 2016 at 4:51 am
        This party will prove t be lethal for rest of all t parties n will unleash the reforms not seen before, political, economic, social, administrative etc.
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          Bijan Mohanty
          Jan 19, 2016 at 3:00 pm
          Prashant Bhusanji, do not commit the ber of launching a political party. You will be nowhere. We respect your social crusade. Pl. continue with that.
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            indian
            Jan 19, 2016 at 1:53 pm
            Keep going PB and YY. We lpst hope in AAP
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              Deepak Singh
              Jan 19, 2016 at 12:24 pm
              Best of luck to Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan and Swaraj Abhiyan. Hope you are able to rekindle the hope of millions of Indians which was lost when Kejriwal usurped AAP and reduced it to his personal fiefdom.
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                Dinesh Singh
                Jan 19, 2016 at 12:58 pm
                Did you read your post? Please read again and see how absurd you are sounding.
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                  Dinesh Singh
                  Jan 19, 2016 at 12:59 pm
                  Kejriwal is winning at least 100 seats out of 117 total if not more. Any stooge party will not cut any ice. In a way I think it is better for YY and PB to waste some money and come to realization that they are finished.
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                    human
                    Jan 19, 2016 at 2:13 pm
                    Mr. PIL and Farmer's angel have never really done anything, than speaking against AAP. They were always supporting BJP. Like K.Bedi they will be supper flop in Punjab.
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                      Mahesh Kumar
                      Jul 31, 2016 at 12:16 pm
                      I am also with you from Faridabad
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                        Abhi Ghosh
                        Jan 19, 2016 at 5:26 pm
                        I NEVER BELIEVED IN SHRI YOGENDRA YADAV'S REORIENTATION BEFORE ELECTIONS WHAT ONCE KASHIRAM HAD SAID THAT, "PAHELA ELECTION HARNE KE LIYE, DOOSRA HARANE KE LIYE, TISRA JEETNE KE LIYA." I THINK THIS TYPE OF STATEMENTS DEMORALISE THE VOLUNTEERS AS WELL AS THE VOTERS .......... IT IS SURPRISING THAT YOGENDRAJI BEING THE PSYCHOLOGIST OF INDIA FAILED TO UNDERSTAND THE WRITING ON THE WALL. WHEREAS BEING A GR ROOT WORKER WHAT I BELIEVED PROVED TO BE CORRECT. PLEASE REFER TO MY FACEBOOK POSTING ...... "THANK GOD, WHAT I HAD PREDICTED ON February 3, 2015 CAME TRUE AND CREATED HISTORY........................... Delhi polls 2015: AAP likely to walk away with 36-40 seats while BJP could win 28-32, finds... economictimesdiatimes Thank you!We appreciate you taking time to post your opinion on this article.You might also like to read what others have to say on this article.Read more at:/46101558.cms… THIS EQUATION OF AAP likely to walk away with 36-40 seats while BJP could win 28-32 was actually applicable in 2013 Delhi election. But it did not materialised due to the fake sting operation of AAP's election fund raising by the "Dirty Tricks Department" of the opponent. This time also the same "Dirty Tricks Department" pla a crucial roll against AAP's election fund raising, making the accusation of money-laundering................... In 2015, with a rapidly diminishing image of U-TURN MODI-GOVERNMENT everything has back-fired against BJP including its CM candidate, favoring the much matured AAP, the only player of clean politics which delivered the best governance, the Delhiites never forgot ....... So this time AAP is ought to have a land-slide victory of 60 odd seats......." SO, ANY FURTHER COMMENT ABOUT SHRI YOGENDRA YADAV NEEDS NOT TO SAY!!!! I WONDER WHY PRASHANT BHUSHAN JI HAD RESPONDED TO THE CALL OF SOME OF THE BENGAL VOLUNTEERS THOSE WHO HAD BEEN TO DELHI, THAT TOO JUST BEFORE ELECTION 2015, AND THERE AFTER CAME TO KOLKATA AT THE EXPENSE (AIR TICKET) OF THE VOLUNTEERS ONLY TO HAVE A MEETING ON "RIGHT TO RECALL" .... WAS IT NOT A MOST BUZZER AND ABSURD IDEA WHERE RIGHT TO REJECT IS STILL A FAR CRY ??? THERE I PLEADED BEFORE HIM WITH MY FOLDED ARMS FOR MISSION VISTAAR ONLY, AS WHAT I BELIEVE THAT THE W EPISODE OF HIS VISIT CARRIES NO MEANING ESPECIALLY JUST BEFORE DELHI ELECTION EXCEPT TO FULFILL THE DESIRE OF SOME PEOPLE SEEKING LIMELIGHT !!!!! IS THIS THE SINCERITY PB WAS HAVING FOR THE MOST CRUCIAL ELECTION OF DELHI ??? Prashant Bhushan After abusing ', Kamine' and orchestrating a physical attack by his MLAs in the NC meeting, Kejriwal wants us back! Hypocrite Shameless! FIRST WATCH WHAT AAM AADMI CHIEF HAS TO SAY ............ (FOR SOME REASON UNKNOWN : This video contains content from Aajtaktv, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.) NOW COME TO THE POINTS ..... Had informed Kejriwal about Tomar's fake degree in Feb: Yogendra Yadav - Janta Ka Reporter jantakareporter I CHALLENGE, MAY BE YY SPREADING HALF TRUTH TO DEMEAN AAP !!!! AAP DECLARES ITS CANDIDATE LIST MUCH BEFORE THE ELECTION SO THAT IF ANY ONE GIVES ANY PROOF AGAINST ANY CANDIDATE, HE OR SHE CAN BE TERMINATED ............ IN 2013 ELECTION AAP HAD CANCELED THE CANDIDATURE OF ONE CANDIDATE AT THE LAST MOMENT BECAUSE AAP HAD PROOF AGAINST THAT CANDIDATE AND HAD FOUGHT THAT ELECTION IN 69 SEATS INSTEAD OF 70 CONSUENCIES ............ I WANT TO ASK JANTA KA REPORTER TO REQUEST YOGENDRA JI TO PRODUCE EVIDENCE THAT HE HAD INFORMED AAP ABOUT TOMARS ALLEGED FAKE DEGREE ALONG WITH 25 OTHER CANDIDATES AMBIGUITY, AS HE IS REPORTING NOW, BEFORE DELHI EMBLY ELECTION 2015 GIVING AAM AADMI CHIEF FEASIBLE TIME TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST THOSE DUBIOUS CANDIDATES ....... “As far as we are concerned, the Aam Aadmi Party chapter is over”: An Interview with Prashant... caravanmagazine BHUSHAN FAMILY TRIED HARD TO BACKSTAB AAP, BUT NEVER SUCCEEDED !!! IT IS BETTER NOT TO SAY ABOUT THE DUBIOUS COMMENTS MADE BY PRASHANT JI'S FATHER SHANTI JI. EVEN PRASHANT BHUSHAN'S SISTER SHALINI GUPTA MANITED US AAP SUPPORTERS NOT TO DONATE AAP ....... AAP Wars: The Email By Prashant Bhushan’s Sister That Was Left Out CAN EVEN A STUPID THINK OF AAM AADMI CHIEF NOT AS A CONVENER OF AAP ???? CM Arvind Kejriwal has lost moral right to govern, should quit: AAP splinter group Swaraj Abhiyan CAN ANY SENSIBLE PERSON HAVE THIS ATUDE AGAINST ARVIND JI UNLESS HAVING ANY VESTED INTEREST ELSEWHERE ????
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                          samay
                          Jan 19, 2016 at 2:27 pm
                          my friend, thats what congress did, they pimped out AAP in Delhi when they realized they dont stand a chance
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                            Ravi Ranjan
                            Jan 19, 2016 at 2:11 pm
                            Good decision.
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                              Rishi
                              Jan 19, 2016 at 12:27 pm
                              Anything to drive Congress Party to its grave.
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                                Rishi
                                Jan 19, 2016 at 12:13 pm
                                Bravo. Yes, they should launch a party that can replace Congress and act as a responsible opposition party at the national level.
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                                  Rishi
                                  Jan 19, 2016 at 1:19 pm
                                  Kejriwal is the most hated politician in India. He promises you the moon and delivers a pitful of snakes. Mr. Yadav and Mr. Bhushan are honorable people, with a great commitment to morality and ethics in politics.
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                                    Rajesh Mehta
                                    Jan 23, 2016 at 11:46 am
                                    PB and YY you will also become like AK in politics and further take idealist politics to next lower level than AK , all idealism will go and there will only be propoa to highlight insignificant achievement which parties like congress, bjp and cpm never bother to publicize. There will be no vision no thrust to development but only on personal propoa.
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                                      Sanjeev Singal
                                      Jan 19, 2016 at 1:39 pm
                                      Kejriwal was afraid of the simplicity of YogendraYadav and genius of Prashant Bhushan.
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                                        Sanjeev Singal
                                        Jan 19, 2016 at 1:45 pm
                                        Kejriwal's character is flawed , as is evident from the language he used for Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav.
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                                          Sanjeev Singal
                                          Jan 19, 2016 at 2:04 pm
                                          The political party of Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav can fill political vacuum in India. People of Delhi chose AAP because they wanted any party but BJP and Congress. Unfortunately ill ambitions of Kejriwal have ruined hopes of people. May the new party can fulfill their hopes.
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                                            bigboss
                                            Jan 19, 2016 at 1:34 pm
                                            seems that these ex-founders of AAP are being propped up by BJP or may be Congress after seeing the huge AAP rally held last week and BJP, Akali Dal and Congress are frightened with the crowds and have lost the batter before it is being fought. Hats off to AKJ-67, people of punjab give AAP the maximum seat that out of 117 at least 100 so that both congress, bjp and akali dal parties will be wiped out in punjab ha ha ha hahah
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