It’s time to get back to work, says CM Arvind Kejriwal
New Delhi: Following a disastrous showing in elections to the three Delhi municipal corporations, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday admitted that the party had made mistakes. He said there is a dire need to introspect and do course correction.
Chief Minister Kejriwal posted a note on Twitter stating that, based on his interactions with party workers and supporters in the last two days, it was clear that it’s imperative to go back to the drawing board. “There is a “need for action and not excuses” said Kejriwal in his tweet.
Not only that, even the core AAP members reached out to Kejriwal and suggested that he must first focus on governance and let Kumar Vishwas, who is a national executive of AAP, handle the political expansion of the party.
According to The Indian Express report, more than a dozen MLAs have confirmed that this proposal has been conveyed to Kejriwal and has received a positive response from him.
The MCD elections in Delhi is the first that AAP contested – it was founded in 2012 and formed the government for the first time in 2014. But after less than two months in office, Kejriwal resigned in protest against his proposed anti-corruption law being hampered by other political parties.
Again in 2015, months after PM Modi was elected, elections in the capital were rerun and Kejriwal pulled off a jaw-dropping result, with AAP losing just three seats in the Assembly which has a total 70 seats.