Bhushan open letter to Kejriwal: God, history won’t forgive you
Prashant Bhushan’s letter largely reiterates allegations of hooliganism at the National Council.
Prashant Bhushan, who was removed from the AAP National Executive with three other leaders in controversial circumstances, has penned an open letter to AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal, saying that he and his coterie have turned the AAP into a “supremo-oriented, high command culture kind of party”.
The letter, written for NDTV, comes after AAP leader Ashutosh had also written letters to Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, making a series of accusations against the two, in the latest of what has been a bitter and public fight in the party leadership.
The letter largely reiterates allegations of hooliganism at the National Council on March 28 and in the general running of the party.
“You should read Orwell’s Animal Farm to see the parallels between Stalin’s Russia and what is happening in our party today. God and history will not forgive what you are doing to the party. You feel that you can rectify everything by running the Delhi government well in the 5 years that you have… Even traditional political parties like Congress, BJP have done some governance. But the dream that we started with for clean and principled politics and corruption free governance was much much bigger,” Bhushan said.
Shedding light on the arguments between him and Kejriwal in the run up to the Delhi elections, Bhushan wrote, “In the second meeting of the PAC to discuss candidate selection, because I had received complaints about two of the candidates who were being proposed in that meeting, I pointed this out. You got very angry saying, ‘Why do you think we will
be selecting crooked people?’ I said that is not the point — we need to have some transparency and due diligence. That led to an argument and I walked out of that meeting and wrote an email on November 27, that I cannot be a rubber stamp for non-transparent and questionable selection…”
Bhushan added that he “had said that rather than winning by these kinds of candidates and means, it’s better to go with honourable candidates and run the risk of a possible loss”. “If I had wanted the party to lose the elections, I would have resigned and gone public with my reasons at that very time. If Yogendra Yadav wanted the party to lose, he would not have convened that meeting and stopped me from going public. Instead, he worked his heart out for this campaign, defended the party on innumerable occasions on TV. And yet you have the temerity to accuse even him, along with me, of working for the defeat of the party!”
Source:: Indian Express