Rape allegation against AAP worker; Kejriwal needs to worry more

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It seems cup of woes is not getting over for Arvind Kejriwal and his party AAP. Kejriwal, who is trying hard to forget the worst nightmare of Lok Sabha debacle and is making maximum effort to resurrect party's image got yet another jolt as news of the rape allegation against his party worker came to fore.

AAP leaders involvement in controversies

According to a report, a 32-year-old AAP activist has been arrested over the charges of repeatedly raping a female colleague in Bhayandar area of Mumbai. Earlier, couple of months before the Lok Sabha election similar allegation had come to the light against party candidate Shailendra Singh Kushwaha who was contesting from Guna seat of Madhya Pradesh.

Two days before only, an FIR was filed against another AAP leader Alka Lamba for allegedly sharing a gory picture of the Lucknow rape victim on social networking site. The controversies do not find an end for AAP and rather than doing constructive politics the party is moving into oblivion because of the "good deeds" of the AAPis.

AAP trying hard to re-establish the foothold in Delhi after 49 days fiasco

Days after three of the activists including party leader Dilip Pandey were arrested on the charge of promoting enmity between different communities, a new embarrassing controversy has surrounded AAP. The police had arrested them for pasting obnoxious posters which appealed Muslims to protest and ghero the house of three Congress legislators for joining hands with the BJP. Though AAP convenor Kejriwal refuted the charges and said that the poster was put up by someone else and rather than arresting that man, police is unnecessarily targeting the AAP workers.

"Amanatullah who has confessed that he put up posters, is not being arrested. Police is arresting only AAP people", Kejriwal had tweeted after the arrest.

He also alleged that out of vendetta politics BJP Government was targeting them.

"Just because we foiled BJP's plan to form government in Delhi by buying MLAs, our volunteers and staff are being framed and arrested in false cases", fuming AAP chief said in another tweet.

But this time it will be interesting to see how party convener will react on this matter.

Lost its plank in LS poll

Kejriwal is trying hard to re-establish the foothold in Delhi after he was severely criticised for resigning from Chief Ministerial post in mere 49 days, leaving Delhi people in lurch. His party faced people's wrath in Lok Sabha election where it even failed to open an account and all the seven seats went into BJP's kitty. The only consoling point for the party was that it won four seats in Punjab. The dismal performance of party could be gauged by the fact that all the star candidates of party like Shazia Ilmi, Kumar Vishwas and Javed Jaffery couldn't even save their deposits in the Lok Sabha poll.

Although trying to do course correction, Kejriwal has made couple of announcements to win people's confidence back and one of them is admitting the mistake of leaving Delhi in mere 49 days. Then former Delhi Chief Minister recently appealed from party workers and volunteers that the party should not contest in Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly polls and should only focus on Delhi. Through this message to Delhi people the party is trying to imply that it will live up to the promise if given a chance again in the national capital.

Only allegations, but no proof

Aiming to get maximum media attention, AAP at time oversteps like recently it alleged that BJPs leaders are offering Rs 20 crore each to many MLAs and thus trying to form Delhi government by dishonest and highly unethical ways. Delhi at present has President rule and Assembly lays in suspended state. On Monday, AAP leaders met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and requested him to dissolve the Assembly and hold fresh election.

"We met L-G and explained to him the current political situation and also possible horse trading which may take place. Such a government will do no good," former Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti said.

Problem with AAP is that it has become synonymous to controversy. Moreover, its allegation mostly falls flat as they don't substantiate them with ample proof. When they were at helm in Delhi, tall claims were made about free electricity and water availability but none of them were completed. Rather than announcing long lists of promises, party could have conclusively completed only one of the issues.

It's high time AAP should realise that people want constructive politics not destructive one. Kejriwal should understand that people can't be made fool for long and real work always gets appreciated. He should learn from his opponents like Narendra Modi who never reacts unnecessarily and rather than doing mere lip service, he performs on ground.

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