Yadav-Bhushan’s Swaraj Abhiyan might invite Anna later, refuse to rate Kejriwal’s performance


Yogendra Yadav-Prashant Bhushan led newly-formed outfit Swaraj Abhiyan has said that they might not invite anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare to join their group at this stage due to the fear of the personality cult projection. But they say that they might invite Hazare at a later stage.

Yogendra Yadav, who is on a private visit to Goa told a news agency,

“In future, if we might have a desire to have him (Anna Hazare)…we will request him to be with us and guide us. But right now we have not approached him.”

“If we do so, Swaraj Abhiyan, a group formed by ousted AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, would be accused of harbouring personality cult like any other party including AAP”, he added.

“He (Hazare) has not refused. We have also not gone to ask him to lead us…Personality cult is no good.. We are meeting ordinary people who are struggling for India. That is far more important than the personality cult,” he further said.

When asked about Kejriwal’s performace as a CM, Yadav refused to judge the performance on the scale of one to ten.

“Every CM should get a longer time to be judged..It’s unfair to judge him now,” the leader said.

“As a matter of fact we have made it a policy of Swaraj Abhiyan not to comment on everyday affairs of AAP. Media loves it but we won’t comment,” he said.

“We commented on the issue of Tomar (Delhi Law minister), we commented on the issue of public advertisement issued by Delhi government. We commented up on the LG because they were policy issues,” he added.

Yadav said the demand for full statehood for Delhi was justified.

“Every elected government should have the right to transfer its officials. I felt that this politics of confrontation of order is an immature way of trying to achieve statehood. It is immature of chief minister who might make people pay. It is very immature way of dealing with a very justified demand.. Because of this immaturity instead of gaining something it may be counter productive,” he opined.

Yadav also claimed that AAP leaders had compromised on various issues but that was not the same case with the volunteers.


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