HOME > SOCIETY > POLITICS > AAP volunteers divided in support for Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav

AAP volunteers divided in support for Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav

The ongoing fight over the future of Aam Aadmi Party has divided volunteers of the party — the key strength of AAP — into two camps – one that supports Arvind Kejriwal’s power to decide the future, and the other who question Kejriwal camp’s decision to sack others from the party.

The official Facebook Group of Aam Aadmi Party, which has 1.33 lakh members, is seeing both pro- and anti-Kejriwal opinions being expressed by members.

While a section of the members believe that Kejriwal was responsible for the electoral win in Delhi and must be given full powers to mould the party, the other section believe that the party should stick to a more decentralized power stucture.

aap

Unlike other political parties, Aam Aadmi Party was born using the help of social media, and it continues to play an important role in setting the party’s future course of action.

While many AAP Facebook groups do not allow posts that challenge the official stance of the party, the main group (linked above) has been largely tolerant of dissent so far, despite reports of occasional deletion of posts.

Some members have also been removed from the main group. “Whoa! I’ve been Blocked from the AAP Official group for asking “why some another guy was blocked from the group” How Ridiculous can it get,” said long-time AAP volunteer Shubham Agarwal on his profile

“Just noticed few of our own volunteers like Shivani Maya Mirage, Ravi Sharma, etc… are blocked. Would it be possible to unblock them? Thanks,” asked Shibu Devasia in a request to the admins to unblock them.

Yesterday, a poll, which had over close to 200 votes in it, had showed that the majority of those who cast their votes opposed the removal of Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan. However, the poll was deleted from the official group by one of the administrators.

Despite this, the group has been largely democratic compared to many others, and especially compared to similar groups run by other parties. It has been seeing a large number of posts and comments from disgruntled volunteers questioning the current ‘witch hunt’ of Yadav and Bhushan.

“Some thing went wrong with the Aam Aadmi Party , in the wake of personality cult we have lost true spirit of Swaraj,” noted S P Singh Dua, a long time volunteer of the party from Punjab.

“Arvind Kejriwal just saving his face nothing else… Good use (by AK) of our emotions, time, money and energy,” said London-based volunteer Ravinder Sirohi yesterday evening. “10 days gone on his return from Banglore but still sitting silently. He must tell us what stops him to speak on YY/PB. We don’t want any statement from KV/Khetan/Sanjay or any one else, We want to know what AK think on both YY/PB.”

On the other hand, there were also many who supported Kejriwal.

“Arvind Kejriwal is a human being, like me, like you, losing temper is quite natural. He is not a machine or software that works on code,” said Muneer Assainar. “The sting is a personal talk, in personal talk we use many nasty languages with our dear and near one’s.
Bringing it to public is again a “kameenapan”.”

Similarly, another volunteer, Sumit Vora, said: “Volunteers being misled in the Name of Democracy, tasks and procedures. Real Intention of these three, Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan and Prof. Anand Kumar is to take the control of the Party and remove Kejriwal.”

“I am against Vyakti Puja, but snubbing Arvind Kejriwal means body without soul. He has the capabilities and honest intentions and hence he should be allowed to have a free hand over functioning of AAP.”

There were also others who tried to see the silver lining in the clouds. “Look at the brighter side. India will soon have two honest parties instead of one. People will choose between honest and honest. In long run a split will be good,” said user Mohit Shukla.
[socialpoll id=”2261503″]

Follow ULTRA.news
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 ...
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...
Modi should decide on Khattar’s resignation, Subramanian Swamy Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar seems to be facing mounting pressure to step down, with BJP leader Subramanian Swamy hinting that the CM does not enjoy total support of BJP leaders."The question of (Khattar's) resignation has to be taken up by the prime minister, ...
Liquor shops in Kerala start installing token system Kerala's snaking long queues in front of its liquor shops -- the state's only source of alcohol after bars were banned in 2014 -- are almost as famous as the backwaters and beaches, but some relief may be on the horizon for hapless liquor buyers.As there are only about 340 li...
UPDATE: 99% of demonetized currency returned to govt Eight months on, the Reserve Bank of India is yet to finish verifying and counting the 500- and 1000-rupee notes surrendered by the public between Nov 8 and Dec 30, 2016, the finance ministry said in a statement on Aug 11.UPDATE: About ten days after this article was publishe...