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AAP needs a 'movement' to change its leadership: BJP

News Agencies | Updated on: 1 May 2017, 13:53 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on 1 May came down heavily on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Convenor Arvind Kejriwal and said people shouldn't believe on his utterances as his words don't match his actions.

BJP leader Nalin Kohli told ANI that "the AAP is a party of accusations, allegations, and excuses, and we shouldn't believe what Kejriwal says because he has never stood by what he said".

Kohli further said that Kejriwal had even taken oath of his children and said would never go with the Congress, but he immediately went with the Congress to form his first government in Delhi.

"The AAP is a party that came on the ideology of a movement which was of Anna Hazare. It made big promises to the people of Delhi and has done exactly the reverse," said Kohli.

Commenting on AAP's internal fight, the BJP leader said that now a movement to change the AAP leadership was needed.

Another BJP leader and former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi said nothing was changed in the AAP "as few years back I had also resigned from AAP highlighting the same issues which are being voiced now by others".

However, she refused to praise AAP supporter Kumar Vishwas for demanding internal democracy in the party.

"Why does Vishwas now talk about internal democracy? Where was he when I was humiliated? Where was he when internal Lokpal Admiral Ramdas, Prashant Bhusan and Yogendra Yadav were shown the door in an autocratic way?

She said that Arvind Kejriwal is now trapped in his own stitched web.

After AAP's poor performance in the recently held Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, an internal clash is going on in the party.

Kumar Vishwas said that AAP should stop blaming the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and reconnect with people.

Kejriwal and other senior leaders of AAP have been blaming EVM tampering for party's defeat in Punjab and Goa assembly elections and MCD elections.


First published: 1 May 2017, 13:53 IST