In the recent times Aam Aadmi Party has been in the NEWS, and for all the wrong reasons. It has been established that they can stoop to any level for political gains. The party doesn’t even shy away from wooing the hardliner Sikh organizations to attract the Sikh votes. AAP’s Punjab affairs in charge Sanjay Singh and Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann were seen addressing public gatherings which were attended by hardliner leaders at the recently held Sarbat Khalsa gathering. At many places the party banners also contained the photos of slain Khalistan separatist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.
From what was meant to be a gathering to address the yet unresolved woes of the Sikh community, the “Sarbat Khalsa” turned into a propaganda by AAP. Therefore, again misleading the people present at the gathering at the behest of fake promises. It almost seemed like many participating members of the party were there just to evoke Khalistani sentiments just for the sake of votes for the forthcoming assembly elections in Punjab. Not to mention, the usual way that AAP deals with its election polls.
We all have seen by the virtue of experience, how AAP can resort to extreme measure unless their personal agenda for pages is met with. An example of that is infamous journalist Jarnail Singh who made news in 2009 when he hurled a shoe at P. Chidambram. Jarnail Singh later joined AAP and contested the general election in 2014 and later the Delhi assembly election in 2015. Today he is an MLA. But what many didn’t know was his views on Khalistan and that he had addressed a rally in London in 2011 showing support for the creation of a separate Sikh state. There are many video proofs available on YouTube, which shows Jarnail Singh’s support and demand for Khalistan.
For a party that offers a perception of themselves as being a non-extremist and conformist party, the actions that they display aren’t in line with the image they wish to project. The extremism that they support – be it khalistani agenda’s, or acting out against a man who holds the reigns of the nations. AAP has done it all.
It is absolutely justified that people feel cheated in terms of what they were shown versus what they got. And unfortunately for them, they need to live with their decision. Let’s hope Kejriwal and party mean the promises that they are currently making at the Punjab & Goa by polls and not (yet again) like Delhi, making false and empty promises.