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AAP functioning under dictatorial attitude of ‘Aaropwal’ Kejriwal: Cong

Arvind Kejriwal, the leader of the anti-corruption Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), shows his ink-marked finger after casting his vote outside a polling station in New Delhi April 10, 2014. Around 815 million people have registered to vote in the world's biggest election - a number exceeding the population of Europe and a world record - and results of the mammoth exercise, which concludes on May 12, are due in May. REUTERS/Vijay Mathur (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

New Delhi [India]: Training guns at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over the internal conflict going on within the party, the Congress on Monday said the former has become worse than any other political party functioning under complete dictatorial attitude of ‘Aaropwal’ Kejriwal.

Congress leader Ajay Maken said ever since Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan were suspended from the Political Affairs Committee (PAC), anyone who tries to raise voice against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, action is taken against him.

“Well this is something what is the continuation of what has been happening in the Aam Aadmi Party.The basic premises on which the AAP was created have been compromised with. It is worse than any other political party now and is functioning under total complete dictatorial attitude of Kejriwal,” Maken told ANI.

Echoing similar sentiments, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala put the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and AAP on same plank and said that both the parties have deprived the people of Delhi from the essential facilities of drinking water, electricity, infrastructure, women safety and other core issues due to their habit of mud-slinging at each other.

“Isn’t the entire politics of Arvind Kejriwal founded on levelling allegations? That’s why Kejriwal is also known as ‘Aaropwal’. Those who lived by the politics of allegations are refusing to answer when allegations are levelled against them by their own people. Why? Is it also not true that when Vidhan Sabha elections come they talk about a new politics or development? When MCD elections come, the BJP speaks about new politics or development,” Surjewala told ANI.

Earlier in the day, the AAP PAC suspended Kapil Mishra from primary membership of the party.

Mishra, earlier in the day, described Kejriwal as a ‘power drunk’ individual indulging in huge acts of corruption for his family with the help of his Cabinet colleagues.

“I personally informed Sanjay Singh about the Chhatarpur seven acre farm house deal and about the PWD Rs. 10 core fake bill scam, Satyendra Jain told me. It was done for Kejriwal’s brother in law,” Mishra said.

“The Arvind Kejriwal we have worshipped and prayed for is not the same man today. The post has changed him. I want to ask him one thing, will he leave the post after Satyendra Jain goes to jail?” he asked.

Mishra also launched a scathing attack on the AAP leadership for making allegations that he was colluding with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

“Every AAP leader knows that if someone who is the staunchest critics of the BJP, who has publicly criticised their policies on Kashmir and Pathankot incident and MCD corruption, it is none other than Kapil Mishra,” he added.

“I challenge them to collect at least one evidence against me that I am being hand in gloves with the BJP,” he added.

Mishra also dared the AAP leadership to expel him from the party.

“I will never leave the AAP, they have convened a PAC meeting today. Try removing me from the party. I will never allow those people, who are holding discussions behind closed doors, to kick me out of the party,” he said.

He said he would go to the Central Bureau of Investigation’s office to lodge an FIR on the tanker scam and be present as a witness.

“Tomorrow I have got an appointment with the CBI at 11.30 a.m. I will officially lodge an FIR and be present as a witness,” he added.

Mishra also alleged that his number is being shared on social media platforms and that he was getting death threats from people close to Kejriwal.

“On Twitter and Facebook my number is being shared, I am getting death threats from those who are close to Kejrwal,” he said.

Earlier, Mishra submitted documents related to the tanker scam to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), while saying that he also apprised the agency about the misuse of the state government’s money.

“I informed the ACB about the misuse of government money by the AAP. I also informed that the state government was trying to shield a corrupt Sheila Dikshit. I have also given information of the tanker scam to the ACB,” he said after leaving the ACB office.

Later ACB chief M.K. Meena assured of action based on his statement.

“We will record the statement of Kapil Mishra and the law will take its own course,” he said. (ANI)

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