Echoing civil rights activist Prashant Bhushan’s feedback, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Tuesday mentioned that the India Against Corruption (IAC) motion and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have been propped up by the RSS-BJP to subvert democracy and bring down the UPA government.
Bhushan was a core member of IAC, which was the precursor to AAP led by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. In 2015, he was expelled from the occasion together with Yogendra Yadav over alleged “anti-party actions”.
In an interview with India Today’s Rajdeep Sardesai, he mentioned: “In hindsight there are two issues that I do remorse. One is just not seeing that the motion was to a big extent supported and propped up by the BJP-RSS for their very own political functions to deliver down the Congress authorities and get themselves in energy.”
What was recognized to us has been confirmed by a founding AAP member.
The IAC motion & AAP have been propped up by the RSS/BJP to subvert democracy and produce down the UPA authorities.https://t.co/QDYyOOTtw7
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 15, 2020
On Tuesday, Rahul tweeted: “What was recognized to us has been confirmed by a founding member of AAP. The IAC motion & AAP have been propped up by the RSS/BJP to subvert democracy and produce down the UPA authorities.”
Senior AAP chief and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh mentioned Congress was making excuses to cover its failures. “Till when will you make excuses to cover your failures? Stop crying now. The reality is that the nation has no hopes from BJP and Congress. Only AAP talks in regards to the nation, and solves their points of colleges, hospitals, energy, and water. In future, AAP would be the nation’s alternative,” he mentioned.
This is just not the primary time Bhushan has attacked AAP. He has earlier spoken in regards to the occasion’s alternative of ballot candidates, allegations of corruption and, extra lately, mentioned the occasion had strayed from its fundamental ideas.
“AAP might have been another, if Kejriwal & Co had not transformed a celebration whose raison-d-etre was different politics, to a petty group of bold, amoral & unprincipled nobodies. Now it’s going to stay a wannabe BJP with a wannabe-Modi chief,” he had tweeted in July this yr.
Bhushan and Yadav didn’t reply to calls or messages searching for a remark.
AAP National Treasurer Deepak Bajpai, who was a part of the IAC motion, hit out at Bhushan on Twitter after Congress normal secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala mentioned Bhushan had proven braveness and spoken the reality.
Bajpai mentioned that Bhushan’s father, Shanti Bhushan, had appealed to the folks of Delhi to vote for Kiran Bedi and the BJP, and that he was now studying the Congress’s script. He additionally mentioned that in the course of the IAC motion, Bhushan was a “BJP agent”. Another senior chief mentioned the occasion prime brass has chosen to largely ignore Bhushan’s feedback because it doesn’t need to have interaction in an “avoidable political slugfest”.
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