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AAP is on the verge of division, Kejriwal's apology merely political stunt after MCD debacle: BJP

News Agencies | Updated on: 29 April 2017, 12:31 IST

With the ongoing political fiasco within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) getting murkier post the MCD debacle, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said the party is on the verge of division, adding that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is doing drama by merely apologizing for the failure.

The saffron party also took a dig at the Delhi's ruling party saying that it came in power with the anti corruption agenda but ended up indulging in corruption themselves.

"This party is on the edge of division. This was a flop show by AAP. There is difference between what they say and what they do. Kejriwal ditched Anna Hazare and form a party. The people who joined the party turned out to be opportunist. This election was referendum against AAP. There is no internal democracy within the party. This party has not only defeated in the elections but also heading towards its destruction," BJP leader Vijendra Gupta told ANI.

He further said that Kejriwal is changing his stand every other day which is a party of his political strategy.

"Initially he was blaming EVM and tried to create delusion among people of Delhi, then he blamed BJP and now he is seeking apology while taking responsibility of the failure," he added

Echoing the same, BJP leader Manoj Tiwari said that the AAP supremo, who is apologizing for the MCD polls failure, is merely doing a drama and stunt.

"Arvind Kejriwal is doing a drama of apologizing. This is also a new stunt. People of Delhi have rejected Kejriwal," Tiwari told ANI.

Following the mass exodus and reports of in-fighting within the party, Kejriwal earlier in the day struck a note by admitting that the party made some crucial mistakes which led to their heavy defeat in the Delhi's civic polls.

Accepting his mistakes, Kejriwal asserted that it's time to get back to work.

On 28 April, in yet another blow to Kejriwal, his aide and party leader Kumar Vishwas raised doubts about the former's ability to win elections and said the party should do soul-searching for the repeated defeats.

He suggested that the party should consider taking drastic steps, including leadership change, if it wants to remain viable in the political arena.

The AAP leader questioned Kejriwal's defense for losing Punjab elections, Rajouri by-poll, as well as the MCD elections.

He said that Kejriwal's stand on the surgical strikes was wrong adding that the party needs 'radical reforms'.

In the recent past, other AAP leaders like Alka Lamba and Kapil Mishra have also been critical of the party's views on the poll debacles.


First published: 29 April 2017, 11:39 IST