HOME > SOCIETY > POLITICS > Mayank Gandhi delivers scathing message to Arvind Kejriwal

Mayank Gandhi delivers scathing message to Arvind Kejriwal

From the video message of Mayank Gandhi

Former compatriot and head of Aam Aadmi Party Maharashtra, Mayank Gandhi has assailed Arvind Kejriwal in an acerbic letter that traces the AAP leader’s rise and fall over the last five years.

Gandhi, who left the organization after founder members like Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan were “humiliated and expelled” three years ago, said Kejriwal has been led astray by his greed for power.

“I have now become afraid of power. That is why I did not join any group or party after you removed me from the primary membership of the party..” Gandhi said in his open letter.

Gandhi also remembered the ‘good old days’ of camaraderie and unselfish work towards the goal of ‘alternative politics’.

“I remember we used to discuss idealism in politics till late in the night whenever you stayed with us. My daughter, who was part of those discussions, got inspired to become an IRS like you. So, not just me, my entire family believed in your ideals..

I remember how we used to speak for hours about how the personality or high command driven politics of India was destroying the nation– be it Cong or the BJP or the Thackerays or the Laloo, Mayavati and Mulayam. You hated that, then!

When I announced from the stage that you will remove the tubes if you were force fed during your Jantar Mantar fast, there were tears in my eyes along with many others in the audience,” he said, with obvious emotion.

But, said Gandhi, something seemed to go wrong when power was within reach.

“In 2014 you resigned as CM of Delhi hoping that there would be immediate re-election and that AAP would sweep back to power on the back of 49 days of good, intense work. But BJP and Cong delayed the election and Modi swept to power in Parliament.

“To the worry of myself, Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav, Prithvi, Admiral Ramdas and others – you started pushing all senior members to agree to form government with the Congress. We refused. You were really furious with us. You were still my hero, but by now I was getting worried with the way you were operating.

“Then the 2015 Delhi elections were announced. While you had around 5000 volunteers from Delhi working part-time with the candidates; I was part of the leadership of over 6000 volunteers from all over the country, campaigning full time for more than a month.

“The silent volunteers, the trusting donors, ardent supporters, tele-callers from Rural India to Global Indians contributed and even Yogendra Yadav who was our Chief Spokesperson contributed for AAP victory. What looked like a possible 15-20 seats to AAP suddenly became 67 seats.

This is when you made THE classic mistake. You took the complete credit and felt that the support of the nation was for Arvind Kejriwal, the person. You assumed that you were the pied piper whom people were following, but in fact it was the music of a new political culture that had people enchanted,” he went on.

The letter is likely to add to Kejriwal’s worries even as many within the party are now left wondering about the outfit’s future under the continued leadership of Kejriwal.

You can listen to Gandhi’s video message below.

Follow ULTRA.news
CBI files FIR in Chhattisgarh Sex CD Case The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed two separate cases related to the Chhattisgarh sex CD allegedly featuring the state PWD minister Rajesh Munat.This follows the takeover of investigations into the matter by the central investigation agency after allegations that ...
Is Rahul Gandhi rejecting his mother’s secularism? The rather 'Holy' election campaign being waged by Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat elections has led to speculation that the Indian National Congress may adopt a 'soft Hindutva' model under Rahul Gandhi to counter BJP's 'hard Hindutva'.FROM NONE TO ALLOver the last half a centur...
Ahmedabad cops deny permission to roadshow by Modi, Rahul The Ahmedabad administration has denied permission to the 'roadshows' planned by Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad tomorrow.The separate roadshows would have featured Modi and Rahul Gandhi traversing the city in a last minute effort to boost their res...
AAP Govt suspends license of Max Hospital after newborn dies The Delhi government has suspended the license of the Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh after it was implicated in wrongly declaring a newbord dead."They cannot take any new patients, but they can continue to treat the existing patients," Delhi's health minister Satyendar Jain s...
I am low-caste, but I do high work – Modi replies to Aiyer Mani Shankar Aiyar tried to undo the damage he caused to the party's prospects in Gujarat by calling Narendra Modi -- who hails from a group classified under the Other Backward Communities -- 'neech' (low or low-caste), but Modi sought to take advantage of the controversy by sei...
COLUMN: A win for Congress in Gujarat may be just what Modi needs By all accounts, the chances of a Congress victory is becoming stronger and stronger in Gujarat, a state that goes to the polls on Sunday.The possibility was almost unthinkable two months ago, even to Congress strategists, but the 'Patel factor' is likely to be the deciding ...
NPA crisis: We’re not out of the woods yet – SBI official A senior State Bank of India official warned against assuming that the bad loan malaise affecting the Indian banking sector has started declining.Praveen Kumar Gupta, MD in charge of retail and digital banking, said one cannot directly draw conclusions by extrapolating trend...
Uddhav Thackeray met with Sharad Pawar – report Largely along expected lines, the two warring allies within the Maharashtra government -- the BJP and the Shiv Sena -- are now reported to be wooing Sharad Pawar led Nationalist Congress Party.Shiv Sena head Uddhav Thackeray met with Pawar ten days ago, said CNN News18, and ...
“There’s no going back” says Kamal Haasan, “I’m in politics to stay... Kamal Haasan | Wikipedia Kamal Haasan today announced the launch of a new app called Mayyam or Whistle, in an attempt to organize people for a political movement, and said there was no question of turning back."If I call such a huge press meeting and I say, I am still thinki...
Rahul Gandhi, Marry a Dalit girl – Ramdas Athawale Taking a jibe at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's 'increasing love for Dalits', Dalit leader Ramdas Athawale said the chronic bachelor and heir to the Congress Party should now get married to a Dalit girl.Speaking at a function in Akola in Maharashtra, Athawale said Ga...
Explore autonomy for Jammu & Kashmir – P Chidambaram Former union home minister P Chidambaram today said India should 'seriously consider' giving autonomy to the state of Jammu & Kashmir.Chidambaram, who was in charge of maintaining law and order in the hill state for several years as part of his role as India's home minis...
CIA biggest beneficiary of Aadhaar, says Swamy; GST not behind slowdown BJP leader and libertarian politician Subramanian Swamy said he believes that the design of Aadhaar system exposes core data to 'American intelligence agencies' and expressed consternation that the government was continuing with the unique identification number scheme. Subraman...
Arrest warrant issued on Hardik Patel in Gujarat A non-bailable arrest warrant has been issued against Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti leader Hardik Patel and Lalji Patel in a two-year-old case related to violence at a rally.The warrant was issued in relation to violence seen in the aftermath of a rally in Vishnagar town of ...
VENGARA Election Results: Left Front vote up 20%, Cong, BJP down The results of the bypoll held in Vengara assembly constituency in Kerala have confirmed the Congress-led UDF's worries about losing support in the southern state.The results also showed that the BJP suffered a decline in popularity in Kerala in the last 18 months or so....
BJP places gruesome banners of Kerala killings in New Delhi https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1669117573148867&set=pcb.1336920326413229&type=3&theater&ifg=1   In an attempt to drum up public support for its fight with the Left Front in Kerala, the BJP's Delhi unit has in the heart of the national capital place...
Kejriwal’s bet on Delhi schools is paying off – survey A survey by industry association Assocham has found that the majority of people who send their children to government schools are "overwhelmingly satisfied" with the performance of the schools.Improving the performance of government schools has been a high priority for the A...
KERALA LOVE JIHAD: Supreme Court asks why Fadiya can’t make her own decisions The Kerala 'Love Jihad' case saw a twist today with the Supreme Court making pointed observations while hearing the appeal against a decision by the Kerala High Court to annul the marriage of a Hindu girl who converted to Islam.The court observed that it will examine the que...
NDTV officially denies sale to Ajay Singh India's oldest English television news broadcaster NDTV officially denied that it has been sold to Ajay Singh, the promoter of SpiceJet."We wish to inform you that the promoters of the Company have not entered into any agreement for sale of their stake in the Company to any ...
Stock Exchange seeks clarification from NDTV on Ajay Singh’s stake-buy NDTV Promoter Prannoy Roy with former PM Manmohan SinghThe National Stock Exchange has again sought a clarification from NDTV after the Indian Express reported that SpiceJet promoter Ajay Singh was now the biggest shareholder in the media company.UPDATE: NDTV has denied ...
Bawana Bypoll Results: A morale booster for Arvind Kejriwal? The Aam Aadmi Party led by Arvind Kejriwal is all set to retain the Bawana constituency in Delhi, giving a much-needed morale booster to the embattled AAP leader.According to the latest bypoll results, the Aam Aadmi Party is at about 36,878 votes, followed by the Congress Par...