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Updated: April 9, 2014 13:45 IST

Cracks in State unit of AAP

Rahul Devulapalli
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Cracks in the State unit of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) became evident as its Malkajgiri Lok Sabha candidate, Chandana Chakrabarti, decided not to contest the elections citing personal reasons. Even as the party was dealing with this sudden jolt, the police had to intervene and convince a section of party members protesting at its headquarters on Tuesday to refrain from creating any trouble.

Damage control mode

Meanwhile, the party got into damage control mode and announced the name of N.V. Sudha Kiran as a replacement in Malkajgiri constituency.

Mr. Kiran, aged 49, is the grandson of the former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao and runs a diagnostic centre in the city. Talking about his nomination, Mr. Kiran said, “I have been associated with the AAP since its inception. After I took membership of the party, I began working for it. I did not expect any ticket but the party proposed my name so I am willing to fight the elections.”

Sit-in protest

Mr. Kiran’s mother, Sharada Devi, is one of the eight children of the former PM. When asked about his decision to associate with AAP in spite of his family’s bond with the Congress, he said that it was an “individual decision”.

Meanwhile, some volunteers and ticket aspirants continued to stage a sit-in protest at the AAP headquarters raising objections over selection process of the candidates.

“Tickets were given to candidates not remotely associated with the party. People like me, who have been working at the grassroot level for some months, have been ignored. How will the party fare well in the elections if this is the situation,” asked Sunil Reddy, a US returned techie working in the L.B. Nagar constituency.

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AAP,Hyderabad unit is doing a fine job.Those People who joined from
various segments of society recently, don't want to accept the
leaders/coordinators at the helm of affairs at present.Those people
who join recently in the party has to work as per the
advise/instructions given by the state
committee.Capt.Gopinath,Bangalore has joined the AAP and started
dictating from day one.Political party is not like an
Industry/factory/academy,wherein people join as Directors start
calling the shots from day one.Ms.Chandana Chakravarti has just
continued to act like another 'Anand-2'(telugu Movie).Sri Ramakrishna
Raju,an educated,and a gentleman to the core and soft,AAP coordinator
is well known activist and lead many coordinated campaigns since last
20-25 years with dedication and integrity.People like smt.Chaya
Ratan,IAS,who is a well known administrator and so many like her has
accepted the present leadership.Humility is 4 steps ahead of
Leadership.Humility is a must,people must learn first

from:  Dr.Srinivas V Prasad
Posted on: Apr 9, 2014 at 15:33 IST
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