“Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party has been known to functioning in dictatorship style. Lacking internal democracy, party members have no right to raise their voice against party leadership and if anyone dares to do so, he/she has to pay a huge price for that. Jassi Jasraj is the latest one to get axed for questioning party leadership.”
Controversies go hand in hand with the functioning of AAP and since inception; it has been making news for all the wrong reasons. Right after the general election in 2014, many controversies have surfaced the Punjab unit of the party. Differences surfaced between the AAP central leadership and state unit and two of AAP’s MPs were suspended for what was being termed as indulging in anti party leadership.
Dharamvir Gandhi from Patiala and Harinder Singh Khalsa from Fatehgarh Sahib alleged central leadership of enforcing excessive control over state affairs. The disgruntled MPs went on record to state that they were not even allowed to appoint their staff. MP from Sangrur, Bhagwant Mann echoed the voice of dissent initially but later tilted his loyalties towards top leadership. Mann was later observed expressing aspiration of becoming chief minister of state.
Jassi Jasraj shows mirror to party leadership
The Aam Aadmi Party has expelled Punjabi singer-actor-turned-politician Jassi Jasraj for six years for what the party termed as indulging in anti-party activities. Jasraj has been raising his voice against top leadership and on several occasions he alleged lack of internal democracy in the AAP.
Jasraj had questioned party’s dubious move ahead of assembly polls and termed AAP as “mixed-veg party”. He alleged that party is inducting disgruntled leaders form other parties left right and center. Showing his serious concerns, he questioned party’s vision for Punjab assembly polls.
He might have shown mirror to top leadership in good intention but not going well with high command, he was eventually thrown out of the party.