Things are yet to be decided within AAP camp regarding Lok Sabha polls and several leaders have already started showing signs of discord. Poet-turned-politician Kumar Vishwas, who has been fielded against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, is now questioning the modus operandi of the party. JPN/Bureau
Expressing chagrin over functioning of the AAP and old party workers getting marginalized, another key AAP leader and well known former journalist Shazia Ilmi also joined the Vishwas bandwagon. Shazia is said to be upset with Kejriwal for not awarding her ticket for fighting Lok Sabha polls from Delhi.
Meanwhile, Kejriwal, maintaining a tough stand, has drawn a parallel between the rebels and his latest pot-shots taken at Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
More skeletons emerged out of closet on Tuesday after Kumar Vishwas expressed his annoyance over distribution tickets for Lok Sabha polls. Pouring out his ‘displeasure, Kumar wrote on micro-blogging website Twitter – “If dirty waters make its way into a river, even those holding reverence towards it will have apprehensions before taking holy dip.”
According to sources, Kumar Vishwas tried to speak to party leader Sanjay Singh and Kejriwal regarding distribution of party tickets several times but his views were not given any importance.
The AAP could face fire over selection of candidates and Kejriwal may find it difficult to come up with any convincing explanation this time.
Shazia Ilmi, who wishes to contest Lok Sabha polls from the national capital, is disappointed for not getting ticket. Such has been the extent of her discontentment that she even refused to contest against Congress president Sonia Gandhi from Rae Bareilly. However, Shazia in a tweet said that she never wished to contest from Delhi.
Amid all these developments, Kejriwal has been quite hard-nosed over his stand and he is determined not to give in before Shazia or Kumar Vishwas. In this very context, Kejriwal wrote on Twitter, “Ever since I trained my guns on Narendra Modi, things started unfolding in a very interesting manner. Several relationships are donning new meanings but truth will triumph.”
Sources close to Kejriwal believes that the ex-Delhi chief minister will not compromise a bit on his stand.
Things are yet to be decided within AAP camp regarding Lok Sabha polls and several leaders have already started showing signs of discord. Poet-turned-politician Kumar Vishwas, who has been fielded against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, is now questioning the modus operandi of the party.