“The basic tenets on which the Aam Aadmi Party was formed and got overwhelming support from people gradually faded away. The principles like the concepts of ‘swaraj’, honesty, transparency as promulgated in the party’s charter were gradually lost in the labyrinth of power.”
Emerged on aftermath of Anna movement, many disillusioned Indians found a platform to fight corruption, maladministration and lawlessness. Many people joined in the anti-establishment wave but now many sincere workers who joined this great struggle initially are feeling ignored.
Party insiders feel that the party has deviated from its original ideals. Many disgruntled leaders are also “unhappiness” over its way of functioning and dictatorship style leadership. Be it ego clash or one man’s hunger for power, the infighting within the party has reached its ebb.
Aam Aadmi Party Volunteers Front
Many sincere volunteers of Aam Aadmi Party feel that the party has deviated from its ideals. The disappointed party volunteers have decided to form the new front to promote those ideals among the people. The most important thing is that, two suspended AAP MPs – Dharamvira Gandhi and Harinder Singh Khalsa – have lent their support to the new front.
It is noteworthy that the breakaway group has no group head or high command leading the way. Only an 11-member coordination committee has been formed to look after its working.
Deviation from basic tenets
AAP’s deviation from its basic principles was surfaced when two of the founding members and backbone of Aam Adami Party were expelled from the party. Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan were expelled for what was termed as indulging in gross indiscipline and anti-party activities.
AAP charged the two of trying to sabotage the election campaign in Delhi but interestingly waited for election to get over and only when Kejriwal became the chief minister that the party decided to expel them.
What was initiated as voice of dissent by launching ‘Swaraj Abhiyan’ by disgruntled AAP has taken new turn in Punjab where infighting within the party has come out in public in wake of remote control style of functioning by high command in Delhi and absence of any face of state unit.