At the same time, some MLAs in Punjab and Delhi are learnt to have written to the party leadership to take disciplinary action against Khan for his comments against Vishwas. It has deployed four MLAs to take AAP legislators to Kumar Vishvas’ house. We owe that to the voters and volunteers. “The results can not be viewed only by blaming the EVMs”, Mishra said. Should we run a campaign to change electoral process.
Sources said the Election Commission has heard the disqualification case and a judgement is expected soon. It be should be questioned.
“Some people are trying to show that there is a gulf between us. Nobody can separate us”, Kejriwal said in a tweet.
The letters by MLAs claimed that Khan made false and defamtory allegations against founder-member Vishwas, saying it had not only brought disrepute to the leader but the party also. Delhi Law Minister Kapil Mishra and party MP from Sangrur Bhagwant Mann also hold a contrarian viewpoint.
Till now, Kejriwal and most of the other top AAP leaders had been blaming Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) tampering for the AAP’s defeat in Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls.
Delhi Congress chief spokesperson Sharmistha Mukherjee said: “It appears that he has become adept at apologising after repeating mistakes. Yes, we made mistakes but we will introspect and course correct”. “This has been confirmed by at least 10 party MLAs”, Khan said in a message circulated to the media.
This comes after Kejriwal’s close aide Kumar Vishwas asserted that the Delhi Chief Minister should not have attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over surgical strikes and that EVMs were not the reason why the party suffered a humiliating defeat in the MCD polls.
In a message, Kejriwal said that in the last 2 days, I spoke to many volunteers and voters. “The reality is obvious”, Kejriwal said in a post on his twitter handle. Yes, we made mistakes but we will introspect and course correct.
“It’s time to get back to work”.
He said it would be “silly” for the party to not evolve.
Instead, the leader born out of Anna Hazare’s “India Against Corruption” movement, called for “radical reforms” in AAP.
Two years ago, Mr Kejriwal had led the Aam AAdmi Party to a sweep of the Delhi assembly elections, with the party winning 67 of 70 seats.
In Punjab, the party did emerge as the primary Opposition but the performance did not live up to the hype.
Bagga, earlier in the week, had claimed that 34 AAP MLAs wanted Kejriwal to consider the MCD poll results as a referendum, and submit his resignation if the party failed to win the polls.