Shanti Bhushan and AAP

Is it the senior Bhushan loosing it or are there still serious issues within the party? Will appreciate clarification.

New Delhi: In a big blow to Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal, senior party leader Shanti Bhushan on Wednesday said that the AAP chief lacks organisational skills.

Bhushan, who is considered to be a mentor within AAP and has been associated with Kejriwal ever since the formation of the party, opined that though the former Delhi chief minister is intelligent, sharp and a great strategist, yet he lacks the skills needed to run an organisation.

The AAP leader criticised Kejriwal, saying that the latter lacks the ability to run the party at national level. Bhushan further said that the AAP chief should give the task of building the party to someone else.

However, despite ridiculing Kejriwal's organisational skills, Bhushan asserted that he is the right person to be the face of AAP and should remain the main campaigner.

Meanwhile, speaking to a news channel, AAP volunteer Karan Singh agreed with Bhushan's views.

Singh said that due to inefficient management skills, the party featured so badly in the General Elections.

Meanwhile, the party has said that it does not agree with the comments made by Bhushan.

"The criticism by Bhushan, who is himself one of the founding members of the party, on this issue is misplaced.

"The biggest example of internal democracy is the party's decision to contest Lok Sabha elections on a large number of seats, despite opposition from the AAP national convenor, Arvind Kejriwal," the party said.

Bhushan is not the first one to question Kejriwal's style of functioning. Earlier too, senior leaders like Yogendra Yadav, Shazia Ilmi raised their voice against the AAP chief and complained of no internal democracy within the party. Ilmi even resigned from the party after she lost the Lok Sabha elections from Ghaziabad constituency, alleging that the crucial decisions within the party were only taken by few persons.

There were also reports that Yogendra Yadav was unhappy with party's decision to not to contest Haryana polls scheduled later this year.

AAP, under the leadership of Kejriwal, had showcased an emphatic performance in 2013 Delhi Assembly polls by winning 28 seats in the 70-member Assembly.

The AAP, which formed the government with outside support of the Congress, however, quit after a 49-day stint.

Delhi has been under President's Rule since then as no other party has sufficient seats to form the government on its own.

In the General Elections, Kejriwal unsuccessfully contested against Narendra Modi from the Varanasi constituency. Not only he lost the elections by a huge margin, his party managed to bag only four Lok Sabha seats. more  

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AAP lacks both long view and insight of political composition... Long view as in sticking to the seat shamelessly? Political composition like joining hands with corrupt people to gain numbers? Insight like invite criminals to contest on various seats for AAP? Are you just repeating something you read somewhere? more  
AAP lacks both long view and insight of political composition of indian
polity.Even today young college student are fighting for jobs. Mr. Kejriwal
is yet to see things in day light.Political games are a on going process
where one is to keep thousand miles ahead of current times.In this country
even father of Nation had to wait a long for needed mass movement .For that
reason only, many aggressive leaders could crop up. opposite to Ahimsa. more  
Dear volunteers
Jaihind
Itsthe easiest thing toCriticise but the most difficult thing is to find solutions and support it with appropriate suggestions the other person has spent timeworked hard in doing something useful which you know you wouldn't have been able to do for the reasons best known to you but if you put yourself in his shoe I am sure you would realise the pain and the difficulties. So first try and understand the moto behind before passing any comments more  
Amit Ji in my opinion If Shanti Bhushan ji has more skills to lead a party then Mr AK, Why Shanti Bhushan ji is not forming a party other then AAP so that he can lead that party in a better way. more  
Thanks Satyarth ji for your gracious words. more  
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