Amid the simmering discontent among volunteers and party members after the rout in the general elections, Kejriwal on Thursday announced restructuring of the party at the ground level, saying he would monitor all the arrangements in Delhi.

AAP emerged as a golden opportunity that offered a political alternative to the people of India but it lost out to ambition, immaturity and lack of internal democracy. Kejriwal could have done much more for Delhi had he chosen to stay on. But without making wider consultations, he resigned in pursuit of his national ambitions.

During his meeting with the volunteers and party members, the former chief minister admitted that quitting the top post without taking advice of people was a mistake and asked for their "forgiveness" and sought "one more chance".
"We have set up the organization and that has to start from the booth level for which we would hire booth in-charge. The booth in-charge will have some volunteers working under him and will also be responsible for direct contact with voters," he told the volunteers.
"Over every booth in-charge would be a polling station in-charge, but the responsibility would be fixed on the booth in-charge failing which he would be removed. But after the government formation, it is the booth in-charge's view that would carry more weightage in developmental work in the area," he said.
If sources from the party are to be believed, the AAP had lost touch with people during the Lok Sabha polls and booth in-charge would help it connect with people again. During the assembly elections, the party had focused on connecting more actively with people.
Kejriwal also asked his volunteers to reach out to people as dissolution of Delhi Assembly could be announced anytime now.
"Elections could take place in October. Since you (volunteers) are the ones who will meet the people, they are bound to ask why we quit. There is no harm to admit that we made a mistake in quitting (without consulting people). Ask for their forgiveness and for one more chance. This time we will run the government for full five years," he claimed.
"Tell them that if we did a good a job in 49 days during which electricity and water bills was brought down and corruption rate declined. Imagine what we will do if we run the government for five years. And let me assure that we are not going anywhere. We are not leaving Delhi," he said.

There have been several rumours suggesting the lack of democracy in the party with many also accusing Kejriwal and his trusted group of leaders of behaving in an anarchical manner.

The Political Affairs Committee (PAC) became the target of volunteers' ire for allegedly "imposing" decisions.

During the meeting with volunteers, Kejriwal confessed that after the party's victory in the Delhi assembly polls, most of the decisions were taken by PAC.

He said volunteers would be involved in decision making process of the party. "Power will not be limited to the PAC anymore," he said.


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