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AAP can't become 'BAAP'
It is now very difficult for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to keep its leaders united especially after its defeat in Assembly elections in Punjab and Goa.

It's a lame excuse that the party suffered severe defeats because of possible tampering of Electronic Voting Machines – EVMs. But the same people also rejected the AAP in the Municipal Council elections of Delhi, signifying that the party leaders and workers have lost their confidence. 

Not only this, certain leaders of AAP started horse trading by joining other parties. It is also expected that a good number of AAP legislators could resign and there is a good chance of loss of majority at the floor of the House. At this, Amanatullah Khan, MLA from Okhla gave a statement to the media targeting senior leader of AAP Kumar Vishwas, that he is trying to arrange the turning of coat of certain MLAs and other leaders to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).  

This irritated Kumar Vishwas and he started showing his worth and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia along with other senior leaders, started patching up with him and ultimately Amantullah was shown the door and  Kumar Vishwas was made the incharge of Rajasthsan.

Now, the question arises, as to how long the party will continue to play politics by taking action against someone and pleasing the other one. One of the party leaders has also admitted that the status of party has gone down to the extent of 50 per cent. 

With which motto and aim AAP was established, and the dreams shown to the people, do not seem to have been fulfilled. Thus, the people have started ignoring the party. Moreover, the party is lacking the political environment and its leaders are not satisfied. The charge is that all decisions are taken by the party heads. 

Earlier also, two leaders of Punjab state have left on the account that their feedback or suggestions to strengthen the party were ignored, rather, such members had to face humiliation. In fact, the displeasure of Kumar Vishwas was not only on the statement of Amantullah, but with this viewpoint, has come on surface. It was one of the conditions put forth before Arvind Kejriwal that at least the view point of all members must be heard, to maintain the cordial atmosphere within the party. It is difficult to say as to how much this will be followed.

Since the formation of the government in Delhi, when initially, certain senior party leaders were shunted out unceremoniously, number of questions were raised in the political circles on the dictatorial working of Arvind Kejriwal and proposals came out from different sections for making changes in the working of the party. It is the main reason that now, Arvind Kejriwal is seeking swearing under oath from his party leaders to continue the association with him despite any odd circumstances. AAP has become weak to the extent that any strong leader can get his proposal stamped by holding the hand of the party supremo. 

Frankly speaking, merely giving statements and entering into controversies would not suffice, Kejriwal has to put in efforts to win over his party members and common men to ensure the existence of the party till the next elections. Otherwise, in the existing circumstances, AAP can't become BAAP (father) of other national political parties.

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