AAP neta strikes conciliatory note

Aam Aadmi Party leader Mayank Gandhi on Saturday praised the Arvind Kejriwal-led government in the city, saying that taxi drivers in Delhi no longer face harassment in regional transport offices.

Gandhi was in the spotlight for his blog that questioned the wisdom of sacking party dissidents Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from the political affairs committee (PAC) on March 4.

“In delhi for personal work. speaking to taxi driver. He says harassment by RTO has stopped. This is positive impact on ground,” the AAP leader from Maharashtra tweeted.
An AAP leader from Goa, Oscar Rebello, has asked Kejriwal to forgive and bring back PAC senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav. He blamed “bruised egos” and “innate over-sensitive nature” of his leaders for the bitter infighting in AAP.

“He (Kejriwal) must be charitable in victory, get PB (Prashant Bhushan) and YY (Yogendra Yadav) back in action on the PAC, must learn to listen without rancour and he must turn the page to write a new chapter,” Rebello said in the letter.

“Sadly, they have let their bruised egos and innate over-sensitive natures ride over common sense and are needlessly letting their hearts rule over their heads,” the letter said.

Rebello is one of the prominent leaders of Goa’s civil protest movements against indiscriminate land use.

In his blog, senior AAP leader Ashutosh called the upheaval in AAP a “crisis of adolescence”. He said the party is being pulled in two directions – one led by idealism and the other by realism.

 “AAP has to grapple with these two opposites. A minor adjustment in tactics suddenly becomes a big issue for some. They look at this as a major compromise in its core values.

They don’t realise that the world of outside politics is full of sharks,” he said, adding that the anti-corruption party has to make some adjustments but without compromises with its ideology.

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