Following its rout in Punjab and Goa, and a ‘below expectation’ performance in the Delhi municipal polls, the AAP had decided to focus its attention on governance in the Capital.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal intervened to ask him to “clarify (to the House) that the code is candidate-specific and not for a party”.
Crisis in AAP: The decision to suspend Mishra was taken late on Monday during a meeting of the AAP’s Political Affairs Committee at Arvind Kejriwal’s residence.
One of main poll planks for the AAP, when it contested the 2015 Assembly polls, was to provide free water, a promise that Arvind Kejriwal kept and has flaunted since.
Mishra’s grievance redressal of complaints received on social media, especially Twitter, won him much praise from the party leadership.
Even Vishwas backers change line as party tries to put up united front
Another reason being cited for Mishra’s removal was complaints from MLAs about dirty water and erratic water supply during the MCD polls, which may have hurt the party's prospects.
Since formation of the AAP government, as the party leadership became more well-defined, Vishwas increasingly found himself left out of a central role
While their meeting was only minutes-long, Kejriwal soon emerged with Vishwas in tow.
Political Affairs Committee (PAC) member Amanatullah Khan had criticised Kumar Vishwas, calling him agent of BJP
On Saturday, several top leaders expressed exasperation at Kumar Vishwas' out-of-turn comments and said he should have raised his concerns within “closed doors”.
There has been increasing clamour within the party for a larger role for Vishwas, who has remained distant from AAP over the past year.
The party is headed for a course correction, focusing on its home turf Delhi and deferring its expansion plans in other states.
Setbacks in key constituencies, many leaders offer to resign; Kejriwal says will work with MCDs.
Around 155 AAP members oversaw the polling process on Sunday and got back to Kejriwal Monday with feedback from the ground.
‘We feel voters backed us, feedback has been positive... but that EVMs were faulty is an undeniable truth’
“We will institute a single, unified public grievance helpline for the Delhi government and the MCD with a turnaround time of 48 hours,” Kejriwal announced
Today Ujjainwal wears an AAP cap, and shares space with Kejriwal on posters and pamphlets.
With over 12 lakh voters dominating at least 50 municipal wards, the party is trying its best to reach out to the community since late last year.
Sticking to the script, Kejriwal ran over the achievements of his two-year government, listing out the difference in power tariff between Delhi and other state capitals.