Bhushan regrets using ‘harsh’ words for AAP spokesman, but dares Kejriwal for debate on ‘Mahajokepal’


Having termed ruling AAP’s 2015 ombudsman bill “mahajokepal”, the Swaraj Abhiyan on Sunday challenged Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to a public debate on the Jan Lokpal Bill.

“Swaraj Abhiyan challenges the Delhi chief minister for an open debate with Prashant Bhushan on their Jan Lokpal Bill,” Swaraj Abhiyan, founded by former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, said in a statement.

“We hope that Arvind Kejriwal stops misguiding the common people through lies and false propaganda and accepts the challenge for a healthy debate in the interest of transparency and common people of Delhi,” it added.

Earlier in the day, Bhushan, the ousted AAP leader, told reporters, “We were shocked to find that the present Bill is against every principle on the basis of which the anti-corruption movement fought for the institution of Janlokpal. It proposes a Lokpal that is to be completely controlled by the government.”

Bhushan on Saturday had termed ruling AAP’s 2015 ombudsman Bill as “mahajokepal”.

The party is claiming the Bill is identical to the draft, prepared during the Anna Hazare movement, and the 2014 Bill that it had tried to introduce in the Delhi Assembly.

Bhushan released a comparative study of the several Lokpal Bills and Acts, including the Delhi Janlokpal Bill 2014, Uttarakhand Lokayukta Bill, Centre’s Lokpal Act and Team Anna’s Janlokpal draft.

“If you (Kejriwal) have actually copied from Janlokpal Bill 2014 or Uttarakhand Bill, then what took you so long? Why did Arvind keep on tweeting that he is drafting the Bill?” Bhushan asked.

Bhushan, however, acknowledged that he should have avoided using harsh words against the party’s spokesperson Raghav Chadha during a TV debate over the issue.

While taking part in a TV debate on Saturday, an angry Bhushan had called AAP spokesman Raghav Chadha among other thing ‘badzaat( one who belongs to bad caste).” After pointed this out in its report, the social media users had reacted very angrily slamming the former AAP leader.

Reacting to the allegations by Bhushan, AAP spokesperson Ashutosh tweeted, “Modi has not appointed LOKPAL for last 18 months but Prashant, Yogendra, Shanti did not have time to criticise/protest till date. Why?”

“AAP brings LOKPAL PB,YY,SB decide to stage a protest? Why? Double standard? Do you need more proof of collaboration between them-BJP,” Ashutosh said in a series of tweets.


  1. टीम खुजलीवाल को लगा की अन्ना वाले जनलोकपाल की अभी कॉपी सिर्फ उन्ही के पास हैं और पिछले 9 महीने में उन्होंने उन सभी कॉपी को इकठा कर नष्ट कर दिया है,
    अब वो कोई भी लोकपाल ला कर उसे अन्ना वाले जनलोकपाल का नाम दे सकते हैं,
    वो भूल गए जनलोकपाल की जो कमेटी बनी थी उसमे केजरीवाल के इलावा 4 लोग और भी थे, असली अन्ना वाले जनलोकपाल का सिर्फ 20 % ही इस वक़्त आम आदमी पार्टी के पास है मतलब सिर्फ केजरीवाल , इस लिए केजरीवाल वाले लोकपाल में 80% जनलोकपाल को खत्म कर दिया गया,
    टीम केजरीवाल एक बार फिर देश की जनता को मुर्ख बनाने की कोशिश में लगी है , मगर इस बार केजरीवाल के चहरे से ईमानदारी का झूठा नकाव उतर चूका है, सब के सामने साजिश करता केजरीवाल का असली चेहरा आ चूका है,

  2. I have observed that since March 2015, Prashant Bhusan & Yogendra Yadav repeatedly targetting Arvind for one reason or the other. This has lowered their credibility in my eyes. It would be better if they could do something concrete to take the place of Arvind or AAP. I don’t find any concrete steps in this direction. Just motherhood statements with no concrete thing at the ground level. PB and YY must at least realise that their core competency is Legal matters and Political Analysis. They can’t be leaders, leave alone mass leaders like Arvind or Modi. They must realise their strength and work in that field only. They could have done wonders, if they would have chosen to remain with Arvind in AAP and contribute their competency for the welfare of nation through AAP. Instead, they wanted to replace Arvind. Why don’t you realise that sermons aparts, AAP without Arvind is only in imagination.

      • If NaMo accepts that draft , then we can ask AAP to accept it too. Clearly they are trapped by BJP govt for some of their past misdeeds. So they r acting as BJP agents.

  3. PB and YY have no other work. Politically unemployed. Only work is to oppose AAP and AK. They worked against AAP and AK during the delhi elections and inspite of that AAp and AK won 67 / 70. Now, the main opposition to AAP is PB and YY.

  4. Calling names and abusing during a TV debate by an eminent lawyer only shows how desperate and frustrated they have become. Had lots of respect for these two( YY and PB) but now only disgust for them. Raghav Chadha even though much junior and more articulate than PB kept his cool and dignity.

  5. Prashant bushan is such desperate man… We did not expect such a bad word from pb… He shows the true colour against the aap..