It all started when Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MPs from Punjab Harinder Singh Khalsa and Dr. Dharamvira Gandhi were suspended from primary membership of the party and party’s National convener became inconsiderate about the entire issue. Bitterness prevailed among the party’s Punjab volunteers and workers for the past few months, which reached its boiling point when the leaders from other parties who lately joined AAP were made spokespersons without taking the local leadership into confidence.
In order to promote the Aam Aadmi party in Punjab, its Delhi team members used all unethical means at its disposal. Instead Delhi team members sidelined party’s Punjab leaders to such an extent that they have to appeal Arvind Kejriwal, National Convener, AAP to direct them to stop interfering in their activities.
AAP discourages its old volunteers
AAP government has always been alleged of discouraging its old volunteers and leaders who helped the party during its initial stages. Kejriwal has always failed to hear the resentment of his party’s Punjab workers as well as volunteers, who were made to feel insignificant and demeaned by its Delhi team members.
Earlier also AAP party volunteers from Amritsar were left with no choice rather than burning effigy of its local party members, to bring their issues into Kejriwal’s notice.
“Not even a single old volunteer or party leader from Punjab who holds clean image figured on the party posters recently”, stated AAP Punjab Volunteer who blamed AAP for ignoring his old volunteers. “Only Kejriwal and Sanjay Singh from Delhi and five to six unknown persons from Delhi were highlighted”, he added.
Lack of access to the leadership
Party made by a common man for the common man is now in trouble as many of the leaders raised the issue of not being able to reach its senior leaders at National level. Its members and volunteers at the state level have started feeling frustrated and dishearten by the meddling attitude of its Delhi team.