'JUMPING' Jacks of Indian politics: Politicians heckled by own party

New Delhi, Jan 19: Jumping parties is something one can learn from the likes of Shazia Ilmi and Vinod Kumar Binny, but jumping walls is something AAP's Ashutosh taught us today. However, what was funny is that he was escaping his own party workers and had to jump four walls to run away from them.

On second thoughts, why just laugh at him, when there are several other such instances when the leaders had to escape the wrath of their own party members. Though not literally always, there have been times when these men and women have received a cold shoulder at some point in time.


Rahul Gandhi: After the shameful defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress vice-president went on exile when his party members staged a protest against him demanding that Priyanka Gandhi took up the reigns of the party as Rahul Baba was inexperienced and incompetent to run the party and take it to the top. His campaign speeches were rather comical and often repetitive. His political outreach program was a big failure and failed to mobilize the mass.

Sakhshi Maharaj: The '4' kids remarks by the BJP leader Sakshi Maharaj has been criticized wide and large. As he roamed, proud and careless about his controversial statement, the BJP cracked the whip on him. The latter issued a showcause notice to the Unnao MP for his 'very Hindu woman should produce at least four children' remark.

[Read: Leaders heckled, volunteers unhappy: Internal rift in AAP widening day by day?]

Shashi Tharoor: Given the mess that he is in right now, his partymen too are gradually leaving his side. Some showing pity at his 'state of mind' and some distancing themselves from him. Ever since the Sunanda Pushkar, Shashi Tharoor and Mehr Tarar issue was brought up in the media, Shashi found him remotely connected to the party anymore.

Arvind Kejriwal: Best of the lot, the mufflerman dreamt big but did less...much much less to the disappointment of his party members. So much so that when he resigned as the chief minister of Delhi, his own party took up the cudgles against its leader.

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