The Aam Admi Party led by Kejriwal seems to be in trembling stage. Mr Ashutosh left the party on Independence stage and got independent while following him, Ashish Khetan tweeted about his departure explaining in order to focus on his legal practice.
The party sources came with an explanation supporting the reason for Mr Ashish Khetan and shared that he is heading to US to pursue an LLM degree though it appears that two former journalists had moved on for personal reasons and they were not even named for Lok Sabha ticket in 2019.
Mr Khetan was part of Lok Sabha elections of 2014 from the constituency of New Delhi and was battered by BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi. Whereas Ashutosh who had left journalism for AAP had contested from the Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha Constituency and secured third place.
Ashutosh announced his resignation and tweeted.”Every journey has an end. My association with AAP which was beautiful/revolutionary has also an end. I have resigned from the PARTY/requested PAC to accept the same. It is purely from a very very personal reason. Thanks to party/all of them who supported me Throughout.Thanks.”
The distancing announced by the two AAP leaders from the party was graceful and did not blemish anyone for it but the withdrawal of two experienced leaders will surely act as a backfire for the coming election.
Businessman Sushil Gupta and chartered accountant ND Gupta who had left Congress were immediately welcomed by the AAP and they are forwarding to Parliament to represent AAP.
The immediate joining and uplifting of new leaders might have demoralised the other AAP members.
Kumar Vishwas, who supported Kejriwal for establishing the party had even resigned, saying that he was being “punished for speaking the truth.”
The situation of Kejriwal party seems to be in the whirlpool as many party leaders are taking back their support and leaving the party before 2019 elections. Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, founder members were expelled in 2015 by the party for indiscipline and anti-party activities.
The exit of the senior and experienced leaders had created a murmuring among political leaders of other parties. Congress leader Sharmishtha Mukherjee doubted that there was something “terribly wrong” within the party. She tweeted “Within 6 years of forming the party, most of the old guards, founding members of AAP have left. Obviously, something is terribly wrong within the party,”