Amidst all the chaos Kejriwal government completes 100 days in power
New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party will complete 100 days of governance under Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on May 24. In this span, the party has seen its fair share of controversies in this short span of time.
Below are some of the controversies seen by the party in its 100 days of power.
Things turned ugly for the Kejriwal led party when AAP decided to do away with the services of long time associates Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav. AAP expelled rebel leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan along with two others for ‘anti-party activities’. The Aam Aadmi Party’s disciplinary committee found the responses from Bhushan and Yadav to be unsatisfactory and decided to expel the leaders. Twitter was abuzz with the trends #AAPbreakup and #AAPrift during that period.
Reports about AAP breakup did’nt go down well with its contributors with UK-based software engineer and AAP supporter, Kundan Sharma, wanting back his blue Wagon R which had become a symbol in itself during the 49 day Aam Aadmi Party government. Another contributor Sunil Lal, wanted the party to stop using the broom logo he had designed for them.
Farmers Suicide during AAP rally
The Aam Aadmi party faced criticism from all over regarding the death of a farmer who committed suicide during the AAP rally led by Kejriwal and Kumar Vishwas. The party drew flak over its taking no action while the farmer was continuously giving threats about commiting suicide.
Kejriwal vs Jung
The confrontation, which started with the appointment of Principal Power Secretary Shakuntala Gamlin as the Acting Chief Secretary, grew into a full-scale war between the Aam Aadmi Party government and the Centre.
As the no-holds-barred turf war between the Capital’s two most powerful men intensified, the Union home ministry issued a gazette notification saying services, public order, police and land fell under the lieutenant governor, who may consult with the chief minister on services using his discretion.