Kejriwal owes Aam Admi Party to Sonia Gandhi, Robert Vadra?

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New Delhi, Nov 26: Social activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal might have created a history with launching his Aam Admi Party on Monday, Nov 26, but one question will always remain to haunt him - does he owe the party to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son-in-law Robert Vadra?

Recently, Congress leaders objected Kejriwal's decision of naming his political party after Aam Admi (common man) as the party has been using the slogan to woo the countrymen. The party leaders accused Kejriwal and his team of hijacking the slogan from them.

A Congress leader on Saturday was quoted as saying, "Aam aadmi is Congress's slogan and no can hijack this from the party." Congress has been using the slogan as their political agenda during 2004 and 2009 elections. [Read: Kejriwal accused of hijacking aam aadmi from Sonia Gandhi]

The party also uses the slogan as its guiding principle in running its coalition government. It refers to the average Indian addressing three essential elements of livelihood - Food, Clothing and Shelter.

Earlier Robert Vadra had landed in trouble over one of his post on Facebook where he mocked Kejriwal and his followers calling them "mango people". [Read: Robert Vadra's Facebook status brings more trouble for Sonia]

Vadra's Facebook status - "mango people in banana republic" created much hullabaloos as one of Kejriwal's aides Kumar Vishwas demanded apology from Vadra.

"Today Robert Vadra has written 'mango people in banana republic' on his Facebook page. He insulted our country because he is related with the most arrogant family ie the Gandhi family. He should apologise before the nation," Vishwas had stated.

Kejriwal on Monday launched his Aam Admi Party officially at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. Kejriwal earlier on Sunday was elected the convenor of the party. Its National Executive has 23 members which include Prashant Bhushan, Kumar Vishwas and political analyst Yogendra Yadav.

The AAP has reiterated that there will be no place for dynastic politics in the party and that only one member per family will be present in one unit.

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