AAP in distress, Kejri refuses to take blame
Fearing mass exodus after the MCD poll debacle, Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at an emergency meeting on Thurday asked all MLAs and councillors to promise that they would not betray the party.
Sources in AAP said the massive defeat has triggered an alarm within the party and the top leadership is desperate to make sure there are no desertions.
An ‘oath ceremony’ was held in Kejriwal’s residence where AAP leaders pledged that they will not switch to other parties.
Late in the evening, the party’s highest decision making body — Political Affairs Committee (PAC) – met to discuss factionalism within the party.
Sources said, there were voices who questioned the decision of senior party leaders to blame Electronic Voting Machines (EVMS) for their loss instead of introspecting the humiliating defeats in Punjab and Goa Assembly elections followed by the one in Delhi municipal polls.
The entire exercise was undertaken when a few party leaders, including Sanjay Singh, Durgesh Pathak and Ashish Talwar, offered to resign from their posts, taking responsibility for the party’s defeat in the polls. Singh resigned as the party’s Punjab in-charge, Pathak quit as Punjab co-observer and Talwar gave up the post of Delhi in-charge.
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