Jaitley criticised the AAP saying the party has little discipline and that some of its supporters voted for it out of idealist sentiments. " Forming a party and running a government is very different from leading an agitation," Jaitley said in his blog.
The Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha also accused AAP's Law Minister Somnath Bharti of creating a problem involving African nationals staying in Delhi. He said the minister's approach looked racist and warned against mob rule. "Mobs can't take decisions. They can at best be populist," he said.
Jaitley also questioned whether the AAP's agitation is a planned one aimed at disrupting its " non transparent arrangement with the Congress".
Activist Kiran Bedi, who recently endoresed BJP's Narendra Modi as the proime ministerial candidate, blasted the AAP over its agitation. "Delhi is under unruly political leadership!.Who r they listening to? Are they doing what they think is the only way to govern or survive?," Bedi asked in a tweet.<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Delhi is under unruly political leadership!.Who r they listening to? Are they doing what they think is the only way to govern or survive?</p>— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) <a href="https://twitter.com/thekiranbedi/statuses/425153762236178432">January 20, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>