NEW DELHI : 'What for ?'Asked Dr Dharamvira Gandhi Member Parliament to Arvind Kejriwal Chief Minister Delhi and convener of Aam Aadmi Party, in response to his statement in media interview asking Punjab MPs for apology.
'I have done no wrong' Gandhi said, 'Rather Sh. Arvind Kejriwal need to answer volunteers of the party and the people of Punjab and India as a whole, whether he still holds on to the principles of transparency, accountability, Swaraj, inner party democracy, Vivastha Privartan and respect for volunteers.'
He said, 'If my raising of issues related to these principles, and if upholding the respect of volunteers and their confidence in party ideals are a crime in the eyes and mind of party supremo, Arvind Kejriwal then he should reconsider the politically suicidal path he has chosen to undertake. I have already replied to the suspension notice served on me and the 'Delhi high command' is sitting pretty over it without taking a decision for over six months. Rather I dare Kejriwal to take a decision on merits!'
Gandhi also stated that In the last 22 months since the parliamentary elections where people of Punjab massively voted and elected four AAP MPs, the Delhi High Command created confusion and division in the ranks of the party volunteers through deliberately putting burning political and economic issues of Punjab on back-burner and adopting arbitrary approach in appointments. Every attempt of the volunteers to strengthen party from below has been scuttled by invoking harsh actions on Punjab leaders trampling the spirit of federalism leading to strengthening of the stranglehold on party organization through Delhi appointees.
He said that today the volunteers and people of Punjab stand depoliticized in the face of clamor for power through mission 2017. Importing new faces into the party with controversial backgrounds at the cost of dedicated and hardworking volunteers has only unmasked the real face of party superemo's allegedly alternative politics.