New Delhi: In a massive jolt to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), more than half a dozen of party’s founding members and senior leaders along with hundred of supporters joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday in presence of party president Adesh Gupta in the national capital. ALSO READ | Sister Abhaya Murder: 28 Years After Murder, Kerala Catholic Priest, Nun Get Life Imprisonment
Chief among these are Aam Aadmi Party Founding Member, Najafgarh committee member, Delhi Government Minister’s Representative and Shahkot, Punjab in-charge Tapan Rishi, Founder Member, Former Candidate Ward 42 North Delhi Municipal Corporation, Anganwadi Monitoring Committee In-charge and Badli MLA in-charge Vimla, former candidate Ward 43 South Delhi Municipal Corporation, Najafgarh and Women Wing Rajni Rishi, Mahila Morcha President and Sikh Cell, Mahendra Kaur, Pilgrimage North West Incharge Naveen Gupta, Founder Member Ranjana, Purvanchal Morcha President and Media incharge Bablu Rajput among others joined BJP.
आज AAP के संस्थापक सदस्य तपन ऋषि जी, बबलू राजपूत जी, नंदलाल जी एवं विमला जी के साथ अन्य AAP कार्यकर्ता भाजपा में शामिल हुए, मैं सभी का हार्दिक स्वागत करता हूँ।
— Adesh Gupta (@adeshguptabjp) December 23, 2020
Delhi BJP President Adesh Gupta, while welcoming the founding members of AAP who joined the party, said that Arvind Kejriwal used to boast about being a common man before coming to power, but today Delhi is witnessing a change in their behavior.
“Aam Aadmi Party, which came to power through Satyagraha, is leaving the path of truth and following the path of lies and deceit. Kejriwal used to talk about democracy, but today has become Hitlerist,” the state BJP head said.
“Just like Hitler, Kejriwal has shown a way out of the party to those who give corrective feedback on the style of functioning. The result of this is that the founding members, who have established and strengthened AAP by working at grassroots level are leaving Kejriwal and joining the BJP,” Adesh Gupta added.
He further alleged that during the Corona crisis, Delhi Chief Minister spent crores of rupees in campaigning but did not help the poor and the needy. Delhi BJP chief also claimed that Kejriwal did not improve health facilities nor paid salary to Corona Warrior Corporation personnel.
— BJP Delhi (@BJP4Delhi) December 23, 2020
“These days, with the tax money of Delhiites, Kejriwal is busy expanding the party to other states and has kept the responsibilities of Delhi at bay. Even the average of the promises made by the Kejriwal government has not been fulfilled. The party formed in the name of the common man is now acting to cheat the common man,” Gupta said.
Tapan Rishi said that he along with other members were associated with the party in 2012 on a commitment that the it will bring some changes, but even after 8 years nothing has changed. In the name of the Aam Aadmi Party model, some development work is repeatedly being promoted.
At the same time, Bablu Rajput said that neither members of Aam Aadmi Party gets respect nor opportunity for those working at the ground level. “The party which came with a promise of ending corruption is itself at the peak of corruption today,” he added.