Friday, March 6, 2015

2nd Note to Volunteers - again from the heart

Dear Volunteers, Supporters and donors,

Since the NE meeting, thousands of you have been asking about the difference between AAP and other parties. I want to tell the country that there is a huge difference and in the next few weeks, we volunteers shall demonstrate the same. As a disciplined worker, I am generally non-confrontational and have never spoken a word against the movement nor party since the past four years outside the appropriate forum. But now is the time to take a stand. This is not to weaken the party nor our leadership, but to strengthen AAP and the principles that we have espoused.

It always has to be nation first, party next and individuals last. Party is only a vehicle to serve the nation and individuals, merely tools. The blogs are an exhortation to our volunteers, supporters and donors, not to disengage nor become negative, but to engage more with the party and force the leaders to truly build AAP into a party of our dreams. A model party based on principles of participation, accountability, transparency, decentralization and integrity. A party that will force other political parties to follow our example and improve governance and political activity in the nation. AAP volunteers need to demonstrate how we are the real owners of the party and bring back the founding principles in the party.

If you had read my earlier blog carefully, it was my personal challenge to the gag order on informing the volunteers about this most important NE meeting. Thousands from all over the world were waiting – some crying, some sleepless and most worried. A gag order was completely wrong. And hence I challenged the same. Having heard AK speak hundreds of times on transparency, participation, accountability and the need to stay away from arrogance, it has built a strong conscience in me. We must follow this higher consciousness, as a party. My blogs are not against any individual nor a challenge to the leadership. That is not how I function.

A volunteer identifies and considers AAP as part of their existence, but the walls built between them, the Committees and their non-transparent decisions have alienated them. Volunteers must propose that all NE meetings be video recorded and volunteers allowed to view the same. All committee members are finally just representatives of volunteers, nothing more. Remember, video recording was one of our demands during the joint draft committee meetings on Janlokpal in 2011. All minutes of the meeting signed by all members in all committees in the country should be released on the next day of the meeting to volunteers and supporters.

I am hoping that the minutes of the 4th March NE is published soon. In my blog, I have given some glimpses of the happenings in the NE, but the complete minutes should be in the public domain. My description could have some shortcomings and may contain some probable bias, but the minutes will be authentic records. The volunteers should request for the same. This will strengthen the party and volunteers will become privy to the decisions taken.

After the 4th March meeting, it was my well thought out and conscious decision to write the blogs to uphold the higher principle of transparency. A price may have to be paid. A small group of party decision makers in Delhi have already removed me from the informal BBM group. Attacks have begun against me from Ashish Khetan and others. Some dissatisfied members from Maharashtra have started giving interviews against me, some old cases are being re-opened. A concerted attempt is being made in social media to call me anti-party and anti-AK. The party may decide not to fight BMC elections or delay the decision for the same, leadership of Maharashtra will be challenged and discredited by some individuals, media leaks will be made. More will come and I will be finally humiliated so much that I will quit.  That was what was planned for YY and PB, but they overturned that plan by staying inside the party. Let me see if I can withstand the muck that will be thrown. But, my being in the party or not is immaterial, if by then, I am able to bring in some changes in the functioning of the party and empowered the volunteers.

In 2013, Iceland became the first country to crowd source its constitution by allowing citizen to create its constitution. Similarly, volunteers need to propose to the NE about processes and systems on subjects of inner party democracy, volunteer management and communication, reconstitution of PAC and NE, code of conduct for volunteers and leaders, gender justice, conflict resolution mechanisms, policy stands on various subjects etc.In my next blog, I shall propose some concrete ideas on the principle of participation of volunteers in the working of the party and seek your ideas and suggestions.

Friends, it is time to participate in the party functioning in the best tradition of Swaraj. It should be non-confrontational, graceful, respectful to the leadership and constructive. We are all learning. 

Let me reiterate, this is not any rebellion, nor against our leadership, nor to seek personal attention. I truly believe that AK is the hope for the country and I have learnt almost everything from him.  I will continue to avoid going to the press.

Jai Hind!

Love
Mayank Gandhi




226 comments:

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Vaibhav Kulkarni said...

good sir i m always with your i think #AAP should have need to realize the actual reality and party supremo should have heard and implement

Ashish said...

Sir I respect your courage. Please read this one also just 2 minutes http://www.theindiantalks.com/politcs/another-lie-by-ankit-lal-exposed-by-the-indian-talks-team/

britney said...

जो लोग आंतरिक लोकतंत्र की बात कर रहे हैं उन्हें भी सिर्फ इतनी तकलीफ है कि उनकी बात सुनी नहीं जा रही और जो अनुशासन और पार्टी की बात कर रहे हैं वो भी अपनी बात मनवाने के लिये ऐसा कह रहे हैं दोनों तरफ से कोई भी ये नहीं कह रहा कि कार्यकर्ताओं की इस बारे में राय ली जाय फिर किसके लिये आंतरिक लोकतंत्र और कैसा अनुशासन, अनुशासन और आंतरिक लोकतंत्र का झगडा पैदा कर 'आप' की वाट लगाईं जा रही है, ना तो ऐसा आंतरिक लोकतंत्र चाहिये और ना ही ऐसा अनुशासन. राय लेनी है तो कार्यकर्ताओं को राय में शामिल करो

Anonymous said...

Mr. Mayank,
Sorry to say you went against the instruction of the party on meeting of 4 th February ,
Yoginder Yadav did not brake the rules when asked by media about meeting.

Navneet said...

“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”- Martin Luther king

Great to hear from you Mayank. We can stand together and be counted for preserving the founding ideals of the party.
You are absolutely right in raising the concerns of lakhs of volunteers by remaining within the party. sycophants will succeed if people like you leave the party in disgust.

We are with you.

Waseem Khan said...

Mr. Mayank...you seems to a bit confuse between the party functioning and swaraj.Both are different matters.

You are either naive or very intelligent or just an average Indian who always think that he is always right but sir the theory can never match the practicality. So be realistic and try to provide the solution not propagate the problem. We Indian always discuss the problems and have negative and pathetic mentality and we all want that all the world should know "ki kitne lachaar hai hum aur sari duniya hamare saath mil kar roye". Please be an true Indian and try to provide solution. You are already in press or media by posting this blog so please stop your hipocracy that you are not going to press. Do try to be another Binny as we feel you are a good person and can be good reformer for the AAP.

Sorry in advance if you feel hurt from my comments.

Waseem Khan
Moradabad.

britney said...

ऐसा लग रहा है तुम सब पक्ष विपक्ष वाले कार्यकर्ताओं की भावनाओं का फायदा उठा रहे हो अगर ऐसा नहीं है तो कार्यकर्ताओं की राय लेने का तंत्र विकसित करने की आवाज उठाते ना कि अपनी कार्रवाई का तरीका उन्हें बताने भर की पारदर्शिता की बात करते

Atul Mittal said...

Dear Mayank , you are jst creating a hype.Everything , even in our family running by discipline.you are making urself a hero. but you are a dumb zero

Sanjeev Goyal said...

"I am hoping that the minutes of the 4th March NE is published soon. In my blog, I have given some glimpses of the happenings in the NE, but the complete minutes should be in the public domain. My description could have some shortcomings and may contain some probable bias, but the minutes will be authentic records"

Yes sir. This is the only thing that we want

Anonymous said...

Mayank Ji, we need to be very careful .. sometime one can be A's side and sometime B's side .. but few have to be mentor all the time and you core people are among them ..

Gurvinder Singh (USA) said...

Mayank this is not called courage you are a coward and disloyal soldier.
By posting this blog you have shown that your presence in the Party is meaningless because you have put no effort to bring the change that you are talking about.
Please quit the politics because if you cant make the change in AAP you can't anywhere else.
You are not a leader ! just an opportunists.

harinder singh said...

Mr Mayank instead of complicating the situation, you should have taken constructive suggestions to both sides, instead of solution , you yourself have become another problem for AAP. While in he past you chose to remain silent on people giving bad statements against AAP on Delhi poll eve. Are you disillusioned that you have not been made a minister..

Anonymous said...

Get ready to fired from AAP...:)

Deepika Banker said...

Lots of respect for you sir, love :)

Anonymous said...

Very proud of you Sir. You listened to your heart and did the right thing. You stood by the principles of the party.

God bless you.

Anonymous said...

DEAR SIR, I THINK BY WRITING THIS TYPE OF BLOG IS HARMING PARTY AND YOUR PERSONAL IMAGE. NOTING IS GOING TO HAPPEN. MANY FRIENDS LEFT EARLIER ALSO. SEE THE RESULT.

RIAZ PATHAN said...

PROUD OF YOU MAYANK BHAI...Thanks for supporting and standing with us.

5th dimension said...

dear mayank! i am from delhi, and i feel that you,yogendra yadav have been denied the chance to expand aap in maharashtra and haryana thus your rebellion. you are as power hungry as others. you are insulting our vote for kejriwal. so work instead of talk!

Praveen Ahluwalia said...

The positivity and resilience shown by you is exceptional and I must say you are the true AAPian. Having come so far it is imperative that the gains must be consolidated. Through good governance in delhi and by strengthening party infrastructure, Principles and Practices. I remember an excellent quote - in the lines of which lies the solution to the current problem - "YOU CAN DO WHAT I CANNOT DO. I CAN DO WHAT YOU CANNOT DO. TOGETHER WE CAN DO GREAT THINGS. - Mother Teresa
Let us ALL OF US get out of the personality cult syndrome here and now - and concentrate in jointly building up this Party into a medium which could take this country from strength to strengths.

With great regards to all leaders of AAP

Anonymous said...

May Transparency prevail !

Anonymous said...

Dear Mayank, Kejriwal is interested only in saving his image. His dream of becoming CM has come true. Now cares a hoot for anybody including Delhi population.

He now thinks he has mastered the art of fooling people across nation after delhi

Kriti Gwal said...

thank you mayank sir for giving some inside happening other wise the Donner is being foold by dehli based arvind chamchas like ashutosh ,khetan,pandey ,shishodhiya

Vivek Phull said...

Godwilling AAP will find its sane voices back. Proud of you for challenging the Gag order.

Not so proud for abstaining. But its definitely is your choice, and i respect that.

I have Faith in u, in the sane voices in AAP, in AK, and above all the Ideology of AAp. I will keep supporting and advocating for AAP

Ravinder Kumar said...

Dear Mayank ji,
You are right. When pet dogs of a dumb & deaf owner barks,one can hardly do anything,not even the authorities.I assure you that in case of barking by stray dogs, I would have called municipalities to take them away.
Unfortunately,you have to deal with the situation and we are with you. I can understand that some opportunist Maharashtra Volunteers are trying to displace you to please high command.I have my serious doubts on the very survival of this so called double standard high command.
I have always been a big supporter of Arvind Kejriwal, who I think an icon of honesty and integrity,but no longer. In fact I have tried to describe his real character in my blog at ravinderkumar16.blogspot.in
Let the dogs bark but you do not yield.

Anonymous said...

Sir respect. Dont fear. Some will criticise you and some will praise you. That is life. YOU can't satisfy all people at a time. stay for truth and work for party.

All knows the ''chamcha'' giri of some people.

sumanta dash said...

This is the real character of leadership and the means to earn the trust of the volunteers and workers who have come together to give India a different political party which will change the system.

We salute you for your stand and proud of your courage of conviction.

Pankaj Lodhi said...

Now is the time to show that you are pro Nation or Pro Party. This may look ugly in short term but in long run It will help in cleansing the party from inside. Or better to say will help in building a better Vehicle to drive nation forward.

raman warrier said...

you write whatever u want. i want only all of you should be united and work together. AK is CM for 5 yrars and dont blame him for anything. you got 67 seats because of him and for others AK is only the headache. So wise people know without AK AAP is zero. so it is you peoples duty to give him free hand and forget the differences and move forward.

saravanan said...

Sir,I really appreciate your bold straight forward approach.Pls continue till end.

Vimal Chaudhari said...

Thanks again sir,
I will try my best to help you improve AAP.
- A Volunteer from NRI team

Narasimhan P said...

Bring back Swaraj in AAP first , and all dissenting voices to be in NE that's the guarantee that AAP is different from other parties. Even Congress during Nehru's time was democratic with amny dissenting voices in the leadership and in the Governemnt.
Narasimhan Parth

Anonymous said...

perhaps arvind is silent so that all "snakes" comes out of their bill...will catch all snakes together!

Anonymous said...

Mayank, I am not an AAP supporter. But let me add my views. Political parties need strong leadership & a strong leader to achieve that. Leaders can have differences but the view of the supreme leader has to prevail otherwise there will be chaos.

It's just your dream that a political party can be run successfully with decision making centralized and everyone having a say. Volunteers of AAP have elected leaders to take decisions on their behalf. Till next election, leave volunteers alone to do their daily tasks and carry on with their lives! You leaders need to discuss and eventually agree to the final decision of the chief.

It would be good for the country to have a strong opposition, but we can't expect to have one, when leaders go against the wishes of the chief.

MG said...

As a supporter of the party, who you pretend to be so concerned about, I am extremely disappointed by your actions. The AAP, a two year old party, has fought, and won, two elections in that short time against tremendous odds and opposition from the biggest political powers in this country. Please do not demean that achievement and the process by which it was achieved, specially when you waste time in criticizing instead of giving the time and effort to constructive solutions to any problems that may have come up. Do YOU have any concrete plans on these issues? Instead of demanding elections in other states, people should stand up and say, I will work on solving funding issues or streamlining candidate selection, no one is stopping them. And these, although important, only come up if anyone has ambitions of national expansion, but what model of governance will you offer Gujrat or UP if you are still working on one in Delhi? Why hijack the functioning of those in the party who rightly want to concentrate on fulfilling the expectations of the people of Delhi?Spend time in efficiently governing Delhi instead of shamelessly participating in ego tussles over BBM groups.

Anonymous said...

So what? No NE member should have respected the gag. The members should owe allegiance to the donors and volunteers and not to a silly diktat.

Shyamkishwor Ningombam said...

It is very necessary that the principles espoused by the top leader is practiced within the party.
First, he used everybody and made all sacrificed whatever they have. After attaining the minimum level he cherish, now he starts thinking that its time to occupy the position pleasantly without much criticism and he has started throwing those regardless of any friendly,humanitarian or ideal principles.
He will not able to retain anything i.e. position,faith and love of the people if he behaves like that after a short span of time. The contributions of PB and YB in a large number of issues besides those in AAP cannot be forgot by any informed Indian. AK will now not lack supporters inside his chosen core team as is the case for any other top leader of the conventional parties, but it should not be construed that their support is out of full honesty and the support will last the life of a shooting star-when you are out of power, they will be gone.
If AAP fails because of the internal strife,in its mission of cleaning Indian politics, the leadership has to take the greater blame and curse of failing India because the failed movement would convey the message of impossibility of such an effort in the country. Let Ak make a surprise overture to reach to his critics democratically, take their suggestions positively, keep the party united and the hope of all right-sensing Indians be not slashed.
Shyamkishwor

Tarak said...

NE meetings are not expected to be reality shows!
Transparency of decision-making doesn't necessitate transparency of all proceedings. My parents may have had a heated argument about who is responsible for my bad grades, but finally they reached a consensus on what to do about it, and they communicate the consensus to me, and I understand it. If I were to look at what he said/ she said at various emotionally charged moments, I'd be completely torn.
If my parents are always guarded in what they say/do because his son would have access to all, they wouldn't have any realistic discussion.
NE meetings are not reality shows!

Pulkit Gupta said...

Something needs to be done, but what I don't know. Because leaders are not listening, not even replying to questions being asked.

Pulkit Gupta said...

Something needs to be done, but what I don't know. Because leaders are not listening, not even replying to questions being asked.

RITU said...

we volunteers are in a mode of surprise..don't understand what really is happening..until things come out in open..if at all they will..
ritu bansal

Anonymous said...

Mayank ji- proud of you

Jitendra said...

This is very bad, you are trying to break AAP. You should not make it public.

MG said...

Completely agree with Tarak. Being idealistic and honest does not mean that you become delusional and forget that at the end of the day you live in the real world. And once again, please, we beg of you, concentrate on governing Delhi!

Raj said...

Sir this is unexpectedly immature of your kind of party member to write such blog. I would beg you to give it a pause. Sir time is a bigger entity here, Please wait.
Concern raised by AK and some other members were far more important this time. Do not make party a laughable object please. People who are expelled may be right, but they were extremely wrong as well. They cannot work as a team. They have been also damaging the party by the immature statements every now and then. Have patience and give Kejriwal the time which he is liable of. Work as a team please.

basant said...

this was bound to happen. Interesting will be how they will able to resovle the issue/ wait n watch... will broom be able to hold its stick to clean the system or will it be scattered with no relevance

alka harke said...

Agreed.
1.AAP has to either put up the minutes of meetings or an official statement and put this issue to rest.
2. Sir, u r closely associated with the voln hence can understand their feelings , than anyone else. Ur blogs r giving reassurance to us that v r no t taken for granted.
3. It hurts to know that u r excluded from the BBM, not done. Look forward a more positive action at all levels especially from AK.V all r with AAP .

Anonymous said...

Dear All,

Please sign this petition asking for evidence on basis of which YY and PB removed from PAC.

https://www.change.org/p/arvind-kejriwal-aap-volunteers-seek-proof-against-shri-yogendra-yadav-ji-shri-prashant-bhushan-ji-because-of-which-they-have-been-expelled-from-the-pac

Regards,

AAP Vounteer

Anonymous said...

arvind you carry on with your good work now........ do not lose focus by these bhushans, ilmis ,arnab goswamis and binnnys ... people voted for you inspite of the relentless tirade of the bhushans, ilmis ,arnab goswamis and binnnys... just go about delivering in delhi, next time we will win all 70 seats ... these time we lost 3 seats. just because of bhushans asking people to vote for Modi BJp's kiran bedi, by saying she will make a better CM... do not worry about the negative comments on various boards most of them are BJP supporters ,who are trying to prop up their bete noire Bhushans as they can see a challenger to BJP and Modi in you..... best of luck... take care of your health,security and deliver well in delhi…. You know how much influence bhushans and arnab goswami has… their candidate Modi BJp's Kiran Bedi.... forget becoming the CM could also not become a MLA....


bhushans deserve no mercy, they should be expelled from the party for supporting BJP... when thousands of volunteers (many on unpaid leaves ) were working hard on the ground for a AAP victory in delhi taking on the barbs ,insults and voilence of the BJP cadre... shanti bhushan and prashant bhushan was mocking each and every volunteer by working hard to defame AAP ,giving television interviews form AC rooms and supporting Modi BJP's Kiran Bedi. Even in NDTV interview prashant was trying to defame/deride arvind by taking the moral high grounds...a large part of the campaign time was lost in clarifying these twos tirades..... People of delhi have voted for arvind in spite of the bhushans tirade/campaign, so please let arvind do his work...


look at the magnanimity of kejriwal has he even uttered a single word against the bhushans, ilmis ,arnab goswamis and binnnys... though these goup does not miss a single opportunity to defame him... arvind just do not respond... just ignore their barking and go about doing your work...

Anonymous said...

i am not AAP supporter but many a times i tweeted about ashutosh and asish khetan,the doom to AAP will come via these over ambitious individuals,their plans of AK and AAP minus all founding members is very easy to manipulate to their own ambitions,asish khetan is more dangerous than ashutosh and sisodia

Chirag said...

Because of Sanjay Singh's and Ashish Khetan's tweets, I had almost stopped supporting AAP. But because of you, I still see some hope.

"All committee members are finally just representatives of volunteers"
Yes :)

My salute and love to you.

vicky gandotra said...

gr8 sir urright

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Anonymous said...

About your Iceland comment, Iceland has a population of 325,671, with 93% being Icelandic.

In my opinion, you are oversimplifying the problem through your own lens. The reality of India needs solutions, which may not be the same as you highlight.

My sincere request: Stop digging. Take a break for a week, and then come back & review the situation.

vicky gandotra said...

gr8 sir

i said...

The AAP Vounteers(stakeholders) should through both representatives or/and crowd sourcing have 50% weight in NEC. Sir am disappointed with you for having abstained perhaps for want of municipal elections. You corrective measures are appreciable. We should not seek minutes of meeting as it will affect AAP's reputation but yes, not only should AAP restore respect to YY and PB by open promise to RS seats but also Heads involved in Delhi Govt. should hold no post in AAP Party. Each state will have a respectable face presented to electors and not just only in name of AK, which AK Loyalists only believe in.

Anonymous said...

mr mayank reconcile to the reality of AAP evolving another political party once few para dropped journalists cum leaders in party accomplish the task of removing all those who do talk uncomfortable truth about it,with tactic support of AK,asish khetan with a blotted journalistic stint with tehlka(questioning CBI)in ESSAR- LOOP 2G controversy has shown his true colours then too AK chose him to be his right hand so it is better you and many others like you realize your utility in new AAP and adjust yourself accordingly....good luck

Suman jain said...

I think Mr Mayank you are taking the advantage of the situation .first of all why did you abstain from voting?then what was said on 26feb and resignation was given why did not you speak then?why you people didnot accept his resignation?by doing so you could have save the situation.no problem is not of principles but of your own interests. Now u people are taking the shelter of volunteers to safeguard your own interests.you have broken party discipline inthe name of volunteers and by giving further statements in the. Media you have show your intentions.sorry you have failed the test and this will take you nowhere

bidhubhusan tripathy said...

This is very bad, you are trying to break AAP. You should not make it public.

surendmm said...

I agree with the points rasidd in ur article. But inner party democracy is confined to act within party constitution. And in the name of transparency publishing everything in public domain will not strengthen the party. Hope you agree with my point.
For common volunteers view AK is undisputable icon & towering personality.It is true to some extent. Now party has moved to its bit matured stage, which needs organisational rewamping. The current issues show differences erupt between Delhi unit & rest.
I don't believe conspiracy theories.Diffenerce of any opinion will lead to growth only. But it should happen within party frame work.Dragging volunteers in this will counter productive in long run.

Anonymous said...

आतंरिक लोकतंत्र होना चाहिए .पारदर्शिता भी चाहिए.एक घर में ड्राइंग रूम भी होता है और बेड रूम भी होता है. ड्राइंग रूम को पारदर्शी बनाया जा सकता है पर बेड रूम को नही वहाँ एक पर्दा हमेशा रखा जाता है. ऐसा भी नही है कि बेड रूम में कुछ गलत होता है. बावजूद उसके उसे पारदर्शी नही बनाया जा सकता.जो लोग पार्टी में पारदर्शिता और आतंरिक लोकतंत्र की बातें कर रहे हैं वो इन खूबसूरत शब्दों को अलग अलग कारणों से और अलग अलग उद्देश्य के लिए उपयोग कर रहे हैं. इनमें पार्टी की बेहतरी चाहने वाले भी हैं पर उनके संख्या सीमित है.
पार्टी में आतंरिक लोकतंत्र का मतलब हर बात में सलाह मशविरा के बाद सर्वसम्मत निर्णय लेना. यदि सहमति ना बने तो वोटिंग के आधार पर बहुमत से निर्णय लेना. आप जानते हैं मयंकजी, अधिकाँश मामलों में सर्व सम्मति नही बन पाती. अधिकांश मामलों में मतदान में भी 60-40 या 70-30 का रेशियो रहेगा .जिनकी बात मतदान से नकार दी जायेगी वो हारा हुआ महसूस करेंगे और मौके की तलाश में लग जायेगे कि दूसरे ग्रुप को कैसे अगले मतदान में हराना है.इस लोकतान्त्रिक फैसले का हश्र भी आप देख रहे हैं हजारों लोग प्रशांतजी और योगेन्द्रजी को निकालने का विरोध कर रहे हैं. आज यदि अरविन्द पार्टी के पद से इस्तीफ़ा दे दे और योगेन्द्रजी को मौक़ा दे दे तो भी हजारों लोग विरोध में खड़े हो जायेंगे.
पारदर्शिता का मामला भी ऐसा ही है. इसको मापने की कोई इकाई नही है. यदि रामलीला मैदान में भी PAC की मीटिंग कर लो तो भी लोग भी संतुष्ट नही होंगे. कहा जायेगा सब कुछ पहले से फिक्स हैं वन डे मैच की तरह. यहाँ सिर्फ नाटक चल रहा है. वीडियोग्राफी करवा लो – या तो लोग चुप रहेंगे या ऐसी बातें करेंगे जो पब्लिक में उन्हे हीरो बना दे. दिल में कुछ और मुंह में कुछ - जैसा कि प्रेस कांफ्रेस में होता है.
मुद्दे की बात ये है कि नेता ऐसा हो जो सुने सबकी , करे अपने मन की. वीटो पावर उसके पास हमेशा रहना चाहिए.अन्यथा नेता बनाते किसलिए हैं,यदि सब फैसले बहुमत से ही होना है तो किसी रोबोट को वहाँ बैठा दो.जैसा की आपने कहा हैं इसमें केजरीवालजी का दबाव था. हो सकता है. लेकिन इतने बड़े और मुश्किल भरे फैसले लेने की वजह भी बहुत बड़ी होगी. जिसे सार्वजनिक करना बहुत मुश्किल है.
देल्ही चुनाव में हो सकता है कि कुछ गलतिया जानबूझकर की गयी हो. वो समय पार्टी के लिऐ जीवन और मरण का था. अगर चुनाव हार जाते तो ना आप कोई ब्लॉग लिख रहे होते ना हम जवाब दे रहे होते.कुछ गलतियों के बावजूद मैं यह नही मान सकता कि केजरीवाल ने पार्टी के सिधान्तों को हमेशा के लिए तिलांजली दे दी है.
भाजपा के जीतने का मुख्य कारण था मोदी की सख्त छबि वहीं आम आदमी पार्टी के जीतने का कारण था केजरीवाल की भी एक जिद्दी और सख्त छबि. पिलपिले, ढुलमुल और रीढ़हीन नेतृत्व को अब पसंद नही किया जा रहा. खुदा ना करे यदि केजरीवाल पार्टी के सभी पोस्ट से इस्तीफ़ा दे दे और योगेन्द्रजी को ही सब संभला दे तो क्या लगता है, उनके लिए भी ये सब आसान होगा. हर आदमी की खासियत अलग अलग होती है. मुझे नही लगता यह सब उनके बस की बात है.सहानुभूति बटोरना अलग बात है नेतृत्व करना दूसरी बात है.
कई लोगों की राय है कि अरविन्द को इस्तीफ़ा दे देना चाहिए. इधर इस्तीफ़ा हुआ और फिर से भगोड़ा का तमगा लगा. सरकार को बने मुश्किल से ८ दिन नही हुए कि दोहरे पद का मुद्दा उठा दिया गया. इसी से मुद्दे उठाने वालों की नियत का पता चलता है. थोडा धेर्य रखना था हो सकता है सही समय पर सही व्यक्ति के लिए अरविन्द खुद पद छोड़ देते. पर विवाद के बाद पद छोड़ना पलायन होगा.
लोग क्या क्या कह रहे हैं. मुंह छिपाकर भाग गया, पार्टी को डूबाकर चला गया, पद का लालची है वो, घमंड में है इत्यादि. पढकर दुख तो होता ही है. बजाय उनके स्वास्थ की चिंता के लोग बड़े बड़े आरोपों का हथियार लेकर हमला करने लगे हैं. जो आदमी बड़े बड़े लोगों से अपनी जान की परवाह किये बिना भिड गया वो इन लोगों से डरकर भाग गया ? क्या मजाक है.
योगेन्द्रजी आपकी जो खासियत है उसका ही उपयोग हो सकता है. कृपया वही पार्टी को दीजिए. जिस पद पर आप बैठना चाहते है या लोग बैठाना चाहते हैं वो ना आपके योग्य है ना आप उसके योग्य हैं.साधारण कार्यकर्ता के रूप में फिर से पारी शुरू कीजिए. आपको वो पद तो अपने आप मिल जायेगा जिसके लिए आप योग्य है और जो आपके योग्य है.
धन्यवाद

Anonymous said...

Respect for you

Santu Mukherjee said...

Mayank ji Right from day one I have advocated 2 ... 3.... points : 1.) The Timing .... WHY NOW .... we have just won an election AK obviously is scarefully busy and overworked strained and in frail health due to lagataar stress and strain ! 2.) The modus operandi .... dhandoraa peet peet kar logon ko suna sunaa kar kyun, TV mein interviews mein ... ghar ka bheydi lanka dhaye kyun ?? 3.) Attitude : why this confrontational attitude ... one must know when, what and how to present ... is there any discipline oriented constitution written by all of us or the more intelligent persons ? If proper respect was given to the MAN amongst us THE LITERALLY GREAT ARVIND KEJRIWAAL WHO HAS 100 TIMES SAID THAT I AM NOT HE CM YOU ALL ARE !! Even then we act like hudlums lumpen creatures fighting for visuals to be seen amongst a SEA OF MASSES .... THERE SEEMS TO BE A METHOD IN TRYING TO DEMOLISH THE MAN BEFORE THE JOBS HAVE EVEN BEGUN !! WHY WHY THAT IS TO BE ANSWERED FIRST ! GOD HAS GIVEN US TONGUES AND WE KEEP ON WAGGING IT LIKE A DOG WAGS THE TAIL ..... WHY IS IT SO WE CANNOT RESPECT THAT PERSON WHO HAS STARTED IT ALL ... HAD HE NOT STARTED NOTHING WUD HAVE FRUCTIFIED ... WHY FORGET THAT ... YAAR LET SOME TIME PASS ... SELF IMPORTANCE IS NOT NECESSARY .... SO MUCH WORK HAS TO BE DONE .... JUST SILENTLY KEEP WORKING GET YOURSELF NOTICED THROUGH YOUR HARD HARD WORK ... SHOW YOUR IDEAS / YOUR TALENT / STOP COMPLAINING STOP ASKING FOR GREEDY POSTS ... LET PEOPLE WORK LET KEJRIWAL DELIVER ... HAVE PATIENCE GODAMITT !!!!!

Amritpal Singh said...

Sir, you yourself didn't have the courage to vote during the meeting and giving lectures here. Atleast you could have taken stand at that time.

CS said...

Sir,
Congratulations on your courage! We stand by you.

I agree with everything you did and I respect and admire you very much for doing that.

There is a small disagreement (every two people will disagree on something) on you abstaining from voting. You had two contrasting thoughts and it isn't easy to resolve them in the midst of everything. But I believe that "smooth functioning in the wrong direction" is worse than "obstructed functioning in the right direction", and I think YY and PB would have shown the right direction - you should have voted to keep them in PAC. That is of course only my opinion.

All the best for everything and I hope you make AAP a better party, grounded on its founding principles!

Surinder Vaid said...

Dear Wasim , you are right when say we indian propagate the problems & dont ensure solutions. Now take the csse of AAP they say all parties are corrupt they take funds from Ambanis etc bug keep mum about their own ghost funding. Practically solution is not provided at all on corrupt funding.

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Agent H Chenthil said...

Had u voted against the motion of removing YY and PB and then violated the gag order, I would have taken u on face value. But its difficult to believe ur motivation of doing this now..
Also, we are not agitating to know what happened in the NE. We want to know the actual reasons for the motion of removal of YY and PB! If they have done any anti party activities there is no reason why they shouldn't be expelled from the party itself! But that is the job of the internal lokpal..
And the point that u won't go to the media is a sham! The news hungry media will lap up ur blogs.. and u know that!

Abu Loves All said...

I think you guys are totally a confused and are also confusing people with just blabbing what each and everyone feels like. I thought you guys will not just talk about problems but also Solutions to Problems. but when we get information on about problems then we know that you guys know shit about how to get things done. Shameful. The reason not to expand is simple until you bring out a strong organization. before bringing about an organization people would want to know what you can do with what you have. AK is just doing that . Focus on delhi achive something considerable to speak about to people. until then ..u and the whole party on the name of swaraj etc etc can confuse everyone and do billion ki ladayii mein bandar maeey karega. think about it.

angad said...

My Full Support to you sir !! We also want Minutes should be made public so tht volunteers and supporters who have Funded their Hard Earned money to AAP (ideology) will no be cheated !! Details of Donaters are on list but Still they have not posted the Expenses of election on Fund !!

Anonymous said...

Few months back i had commented on AAP website on Ashutosh who is loud mouthed and talks like a fool . Today i am vindicated since he is one of the guys behind PB and YV. Ashish and Ragav should not be trusted as well.

Manu said...

wonderful. Keep it up. Kill this party. It does not deserve to exist. When you open up the innards of this golden goose, be prepared to see just the blood in your hands, not a nest of golden eggs. Shame on you!

Proactive Indian said...

I wish more people in AAP understand what you have expressed so simply and effectively: “It always has to be nation first, party next and individuals last.”

I also wish more people understand another important point made by you: a teacher’s teachings are much more important that the teacher himself/herself.

To those commenters and AAP members who are trying to silence you by talking about the massive mandate received by AAP in Delhi, I’d like to quote Mahatma Gandhi’s words: “Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.

You may be interested in reading my blog post http://proactiveindian.com/2015/02/17/a-common-mans-letter-to-arvind-kejriwal/

Krantiveer said...

So you think this blog will help to strengthen the party.you are wrong,Mr.Gandhi.This blog has already destroyed the hopes of thousands of volunteers.Let me tell all volunteers the real reason behind Mayank's opposition.
1.Arvind dont want to contest elections all over India.He wants to concentrate only in DELHI.
2.Leaders like YY,PB wants AAP to spread their wings.No offence.But speaking in Public about transparency in party is like humiliating party itself.
3.If NE orders not to contest election then all the aspirations of state leaders like Mayank Gandhi will go in vain.Then how can Mayank support the resolution against YY & PB.
4.I am not saying YY & PB are totally wrong.Actually,leaders like Mayank are more guity than YY & PB.
Remember Mayank,Arvind Kejriwal is leader of party & ll always remain coz he is the who has that much strength to fight corruption.AAP is lame without Kejriwal.

Anonymous said...

Respect for you

Jeevan Ekin said...

Sir,
Nothing is going to happen according to your will. All your efforts now are futile. Pity you.

Neha Oberoi said...

NE should again be reconstituted as It looks like heavily hijacked by few delhi based self centered opportunistic people who has just joined AAP to simply enjoy the fruits of its power. What ever is discussed in the closed doors should be recorded or telecast live to its volunteers. Much like it is done in the Parliament. Winning or Loosing elections is just a smart part of the AAP agenda. every one should look at the broader image.

Surinder Vaid said...

Dear Mr. Tarak you may be right in saying that party meeting can not be reality show but remember the most of the persons in the NE are same who wanted Lokpal Bill should be accepted as designed at RamLila ground instead of Parliament. Peolpe who propogate transperancy in public life should not fear of public and share tbeir decisions and policies with volunteers.

Anonymous said...

In AAP, All party members are independent and can act according to their mind. AAP all people equal and thee is no higher authority, so the party cannot give any instructions, especially any gag orders. The party instructions against freedom of speech need not be complied with.

Jeevan Ekin said...

वैचारिक एवम व्यवहारिक कट्टरता "आप" का प्रतिनिधित्व करने वाले तत्वो मे नही है| सत्‍य,त्याग,समर्पण और सहभागीता "आप" के मूल स्‍तंभ है|

Hadmat said...

Mr. Gandhi, AAP was finished. Non of yo had that Charisma to make it rise from ashes. What effort did you put to renew the party post loksabha debacle? Why were you not effective in winning a single seat from Maharastra? Now Kejriwal did all the hard work and he gave a new life to the party. Non of you have that charisma nor will to be in the first or second line of leadership to lead the nation.Please either quit the party and create your own , if you have all that guts and energy and that charisma to do? or just work as a volunteer as we have been working for last 2 years witha ll the dedication with full trust in that hard working visionary person.

pramod said...

AAP is undergoing a transformation from being a fringe volunteer based movement to a real political party. AK has clearly signalled that with his clever means to oust YY and PB, choice of Bungalow, positioning folks alike Ashish Khetan in important committees, pushing down on the anti-corruption agenda etc.. It is time for the folks who originated this movement to go away as AK increases his hold on the party.

Surinder Vaid said...

Dear Please tell me kya Chabi Sidhanto se banti hai ya nahi so Chabi se pehle sidhant aate hai.Sidhant chodo ge to chabi bhi nahi rahe gi.Doosri partiyon ke chande ke baare mein baat karni hai to apne chande ke bare mein batana pade ga. Congrrss par aloktantrik hone ka aarop lagane walo ko apna aantrik loktantra theek nahi karna chahiye

Pawan Pant said...

I fully agree! It is because of the volunteers that AAP has won the Delhi elections and stands where it is. There should be be total transparency in decision making else a few will take over and do whatever they like.

Let Kejriwal focus on Delhi and the regional leaders expand AAP. All need to work together and talent must be respected. Dissent is not a crime. The PAC should be totally re-organised or Prashant and Yogendra be restored their seats in the PAC.

We cannot let assets of party be treated in this manner. Unity is strength ! If AAP is to achieve a change it can only do with people who are stead fast to principles. Else why are we in AAP. We could have gone to BJP or Congress!

Anonymous said...

Kejri is just another addition to the likes of JAYA MAYA AND MAMTA CLAN..where no one else has the right to oppose..one man calls the shots..its pretty evident that it was a ploy by AK to somehow slowly get rid off all the other founder members like shazia YY PB etc..now all others r just bootlickers...or dont hv the courage to voice their opinion..AK may be honest but no doubtbthat he is power hngry and wants to be the supremo..he wants to run AAP like a pvt ltd company..I just want to knw the reason for removinh YY and PB ..coz i dnt find any wrong doing by them..rather they r speaking in the long term interest of AAP isnt it...they hv raised valid points ..AAP is slowly deflecting from the principles on which it was formed..c who all got the tkts in delhi..and all is in the name of being realistic politics..all bullshit AK doing the same as other politicians he has cheated people in the name of transperancy democracy etc whixch he himself donot follow....big dramebaz and pakka politician

Amruth said...

Yes, I completely agree with you on bringing transparency and Swaraj in AAp. Please continue your fight being within the party.

Ashutosh and Ashish Ketam are corrupt and comes from News Trading business, always be careful with them.

B Yadav said...

श्रीमान,जनता ने आम आदमी पार्टी को शिरोधार्यर इसलिए किया की पार्टी के कार्यकर्ताओं ने घर घर जाकर लोगों को ये समझाना में सफल हुआ की हम जिस पार्टी में है उसका नाम आम आदमी पार्टी है और वो आम लोगों के लिय है साथ ही लोगों को कहा जाता था की हमारे भीतर पारदर्शिता है, आतंरिक लोकतंत्र है व्यक्तिवादिता नहीं है अनैतिक साधन नहीं है दैनिक जागरण ने जो छापा है उससे लगता है की पार्टी वो कोए भी काम नहीं कर रही है जिसका जिक्र पार्टी के शीर्ष नेता श्री अरविन्द केजरीवाल,योगेन्द्र यादव, प्रशांत भूषण,संजय सिंह,कुमार विश्वाश आदि अपने भाषण में मंच से बोलते रहे है जैसे की पारदर्शिता, जबाबदेही,पार्टी फण्ड, अनैतिक साधन ,पार्टी की निति,आन्तरिक लोकतंत्र आदि जिसका पार्टी के भीतर ही पालन नही किया जरहा है जिसके प्रशांत भूषण ने आबाज उठाई तो उन्हें पी ए सी से निकालना दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण है आज सभी कार्य कर्ताओं का नैतिक जिम्मेबारी है की पार्टी से पूछे की ये जो प्रशांत भूषण द्वारा सवाल उठाया गया है वो सही है या गलत उसका पार्टी जबाब दे और नेशनल एग्जीक्यूटिव समिति और पी ए सी का गठन राष्ट्रीय प्रतिनिधित्व से होना चाहिए की कभी भी पार्टी के भीतर व्यक्तिबाद पैदा न हो
मयंक गाँधी के उठाये सबाल से हम सहमत है और उनके साथ है पर पार्टी हित में चूँकि ये पार्टी राष्ट्र के करोरों इमानदार लोगों के भविष्य और आस्था के किरन है -जय हिन्द
भोगेन्द्र यादव
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B Yadav said...

श्रीमान,जनता ने आम आदमी पार्टी को शिरोधार्यर इसलिए किया की पार्टी के कार्यकर्ताओं ने घर घर जाकर लोगों को ये समझाना में सफल हुआ की हम जिस पार्टी में है उसका नाम आम आदमी पार्टी है और वो आम लोगों के लिय है साथ ही लोगों को कहा जाता था की हमारे भीतर पारदर्शिता है, आतंरिक लोकतंत्र है व्यक्तिवादिता नहीं है अनैतिक साधन नहीं है दैनिक जागरण ने जो छापा है उससे लगता है की पार्टी वो कोए भी काम नहीं कर रही है जिसका जिक्र पार्टी के शीर्ष नेता श्री अरविन्द केजरीवाल,योगेन्द्र यादव, प्रशांत भूषण,संजय सिंह,कुमार विश्वाश आदि अपने भाषण में मंच से बोलते रहे है जैसे की पारदर्शिता, जबाबदेही,पार्टी फण्ड, अनैतिक साधन ,पार्टी की निति,आन्तरिक लोकतंत्र आदि जिसका पार्टी के भीतर ही पालन नही किया जरहा है जिसके प्रशांत भूषण ने आबाज उठाई तो उन्हें पी ए सी से निकालना दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण है आज सभी कार्य कर्ताओं का नैतिक जिम्मेबारी है की पार्टी से पूछे की ये जो प्रशांत भूषण द्वारा सवाल उठाया गया है वो सही है या गलत उसका पार्टी जबाब दे और नेशनल एग्जीक्यूटिव समिति और पी ए सी का गठन राष्ट्रीय प्रतिनिधित्व से होना चाहिए की कभी भी पार्टी के भीतर व्यक्तिबाद पैदा न हो
मयंक गाँधी के उठाये सबाल से हम सहमत है और उनके साथ है पर पार्टी हित में चूँकि ये पार्टी राष्ट्र के करोरों इमानदार लोगों के भविष्य और आस्था के किरन है -जय हिन्द
भोगेन्द्र यादव
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Anonymous said...

Lets stop washing our dirty linen in public.
AAP is a great hope and we all need to nurture it.

Anonymous said...

Good that you listened to your inner conscience. Like you, many of us know that this is the last chance for this experiment of alternative politics. If it fails, we will not see another attempt by anyone in our lifetime. An example is the AGP in Assam. We are destined to be condemned to endure the dehumanising atrocities of the umpteen political parties. This is indeed a very scary situation. Mr. Kejriwal must replay his old speeches frequently for himself. The worst signal he sent is by staying away from that crucial meeting. He is a learner and we all hope sincerely that he will learn from the mistakes and take steps for course correction.

Prasanna Kumar said...

Sir, Kudos to you. Kudos to you for reminding people why they all came together in the first place, why they became a part of a movement which aspired to bring in a new kind of political environment in this country. When organizations fall short of the idealism they want to be defined by it becomes imperative and a moral duty of every person in charge of that organization to do everything that she or he can to help it strive even harder towards that goal. You cannot build a political party it just happens, but to keep the ideals alive because of which the party came into existence needs enormous work from every individual who believe in those ideals. A political party is never about few individuals its always about those lakhs of faceless people who have vested their faith in the ideologies the party seems to be upholding, who have placed their trust in the faces the leader's who represent those ideologies, its always about those tens and thousands of hard core volunteers who have invested so much of their time, money and hope to help that ideology gain more acceptability. It pain's to know that Mr.Bushan instead of striving to make things better was "threatening" to air his dissent in front of the media even while being aware that it would crush the hopes of millions, it would force the structure to crumble. What use is there for "idealism" when you don't have discipline to pursue it, here by discipline i also mean a structure an organization, Organizations cannot be run in such Ad Hoc manner there has to be discipline even in the way you show your dissent. I personally think that certain questions raised by Mr. Bushan are very valid but i don't understand his actions ...

Q 1. Were the candidates who contested in the Delhi elections vetted by the internal Lok Pal ? - YES

Q 2. Does anyone in the party or people who have volunteered for the party think that certain questions raised by Mr. Bhushan are not valid ? - NO

Q 3. Then why on Gods earth Mr. Bhushan wanted to air his dissent in front of the media ?, What would have he gained because of that other than a weak AAP. ?

Q 4. Does that mean that Mr. Bhushan has no belief in the conviction of thousands of Party workers who have given their everything to make AAP what it is today ?, Does that mean that they are not capable of making the AAP leaders accountable for their deeds.?

Prashant Bhushan Sir, and to all the other party leaders all i want to say is this,
you are not just another leader in the Aam Aadmi Party, you are also the custodian of the hope that millions carry in their hearts that now they can believe in someone to whom they can give their everything to help him make them see a better India being built right in front of their eyes, Sir's Keeping that hope intact is necessary if we are to make the wishes of 23 crore dirt poor people in this country come true, who go to sleep empty stomach every night hoping to wake up to a new beginning one day.

Anonymous said...

We volunteers feel cheated, AAP has turned out to be worse than BJP and Congress.Where are the principles of transparancy, why did Arvind not sort out matters with Y.Y and P.B.Where is the democracy and diologue that he preached about.This whole thing has shown Arvind in very poor light minus any leadership qualities.If AAP, S founding principles are compromised, how is this party different.We are tired of the existing system and AAP appeared to be a welcome change.

MG said...

How ironic that people accusing Arvind Kejriwal of not listening to anyone else have not even taken the trouble of reading the comments of those opposing this blog. The point is that some members were so concerned about other issues such as funding/internal democracy, why have they failed to set up these systems in the party? Is blaming Kejriwal an acceptable and sufficient excuse? Agreed, these issues are not new, so after all this time, where are your plans? "Volunteers need to propose plans...". Sir, we will, but why did you not blog asking for our support for these things before? If you are so capable and so concerned, be a leader. Ask for the responsibility, take up the responsibility. There are enough talented hardworking volunteers, set up your teams and then execute your plans! Why sit and wait for Kejriwal do everything?

Anonymous said...

Its really great of you Mr. Mayank to speak your heart out. How else would you be different. Otherwise, yours will be called (A)nother (A)am (P)arty (like any other party). It needs lots of guts to speak the truth. There are blind followers who are doing more harm than good to party. Else, AAP will be decimated in the near future

Jai Hind

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Unknown said...

Dear Mayank try to be a universal instead of being National in case the Iceland eg. is a must to quote.

We hope that you would come forward to break the ice sincerely, seriously and with utmost senstivity.

It is time to nurture relationship than to react philosophically.

No one is interested what exactly went inside the NE on 4th, but all are curious to see all of you in the humane-harmony. Our kids also watch and replicate us when we resort to implant instead of repair.

Hope good senses shall prevail and we would all be 'waging a good war' against injustice, discrimination, corruption, communalism and criminalisation of politics.

AAP is the only hope being a synergetic force encompassing the Cosmos, Evolution and Creation all-together.

वसुधेव कुटुम्ब्कम

Unknown said...

Instead of creating a public tamasha and throwing dirt on the AAP leadership here on a blog, Mr Mayank Gandhi should have raised all these issues within the party forums. In any other party he would have been thrown out after the first outburst itself. It appears that Mr Gandhi wants to create maximum ruckus and damage to AAP before he is thrown out for this gross indiscipline. In the long term this would be the best for the party and people.

Abu Loves All said...

100% agree with Post by Prasanna Kumar has left a new comment on the post "2nd Note to Volunteers - again from the heart"

it is very important for all the people who have power to not just raise issues BUT also drive change as well for the better. You want to keep everything in media it is going to be a total mess.

Gagandeep Singh said...

Well done!!

Prashant Deo said...

YY,PB removed from the PAC,they were real contributor to the anti corruption movement...Its a shameful act by Kejariwal gang..Bhushan did much against corruptiona nd made this no value man Kejariwl powerful.Shame on Kejariwal...

Aparna Singh said...

hi let us hope we keep the torch,of high standards of our principles, burning...
DON'T QUIT MAYANK- WE ARE WITH YOU, I agree to each and every word of yours on the blog..
be brave , be wise
If AAP also stoops low and infighting like bjp and cong, what will happen, we the volunteers will drift away and then it will be realised, it was not bad for AAP , but bad for the nation..
In the hope for a better nation- ENDURE AND PRESERVE YOURSELF, FOR THE BEST IS YET TO COME.

Sankalp Pratap said...

AK is a good orator and a honest man but the platform has been given to him by AAP - by thousands of volunteers of AAP. If after getting the CM's post, he starts hallucinating that he was destined to become CM and others are now dispensable, he is wrong - it was given to him by all of us, and we can easily take it back when the time comes.
AK is known to be non-tolerant of alternative voice - he needs to get over this fatal flaw
Lets hope he comes back from Bangalore and accepts his error of judgement reg YY and PB

amarsharma said...

Well Done Mayank ji.

Arvind Kejriwal has come out to be a highly insecure & small man who is trying his best not only to suppress & oppress those who differ from him but also ensuring that there is no challenger to him and his fiefdom in AAP for all times to come. That explains him & his coterie trying to hijack AAP as someone's private property instead of being a people's movement & a party owned by its volunteers.

From whatever I can make out, Arvind is shit scared of the very thought of AAP's state units actually going ahead with their plans to contest elections to local bodies, panchayats, assembly etc. Because he fears that this would (and his fears are not misplaced) lead to emergence of batter leaders who may even surpass him in popularity & mass appeal. That's the reason he unilaterally (without PAC or any other party forum's approval) announced from Ramlila Maidan that for the next 5 year AAP would just bother about Delhi.

With ripe chances of AAP winning & forming govt. in Punjab & wresting a few wins in various other polls elsewhere, he & his lackeys want to nip any such `threat' in the bud. For example, not contesting in Punjab would mean that AAP waits another 5 years, just the way it is doing in Haryana now. The interim period could well see enthusiasm of volunteers dying down and the entire momentum disintegrating.

The question is not of winning a majority in whatever polls you contest but to make an entry, even with a few wins...do good public service...set up new benchmarks and build the base for next big victory.

hence, I persoanlly call upon all AAP State & City units not to care for how Kejriwal & co. would feel if they decided to go against their diktats. Show them their place as an ordinary & equal citizen by asserting your independence and taking your own decisions without caring for `Mogambo khush hua ki nahin'.

Anonymous said...

Leaving aside the inter-personal bickerings momentarily & looking at the broad picture -

1. Party now has only ONE leader. There is no one left in the 2nd or even 3rd tiers of leadership in the party. I am talking here about leaders whom people/volunteers support in their own right, as opposed to people who are "seen often with Arvind".
2. This leader has promised not to leave Delhi for 5 years.
3. The selfsame leader has declared party won't fight elections outside Delhi for 5 years. Given points 1 & 2 above, this seems to be a reasonable decision.

Totaling the above, it seems those of us not from Delhi have already been expelled from the party for all practical purposes.

Alok said...

Mayank, appreciate you blog . I wish sanity prevails .
Delhi gang realise AAP is bigger than Delhi.

NagDR said...

In the last instance we all know how AAP consulted the people on various important issues to arrive at a decision which is why the party captured the imagination of the entire country (and the world). WHAT IS PREVENTING THEM FROM DOING THE SAME THIS TIME ROUND? AAP has, as of now, clearly broken two promised policies : 1. No High Command Structure. 2. Complete Transparency. Effectively they have cheated their voters on both counts. This is where people like me get off their train. Here we have a leader who has become the CM and is yet desperate to be the Convener as well.This may be routine for other parties but should not be so for AAP. The party has to relook itself.You have said that you will consult the people even on preparing the budget and yet you do not take into account people's sentiment on the latest happenings - ironical-. There is no hope for AAP if they do not have a new Convener - Let Kejriwal attend to the all important duties of CMship. How can he distrust his colleagues and more importantly the general public who voted for him? - Personally PB type of person would be a better choice than YY as they will be less comprising on ethical aspects. I think Rahul Mehra would make an excellent choice.
To close, I have this to say that AK must trust the people who voted for him and allow others in the party and party itself to grow. Also well done Mr. Mayank Gandhi.

Unknown said...

Being a doctor I can tell that AAP is suffering from cerebral edema after Delhi Assembly result. They need treatment with diuretics which you have rightly administered. Keep on treating the ills of AAP so that they don't become PAP party.

Anonymous said...

I Do not belong to AAP but support it. As an outsider I can say it is quite obvious to any thinking person that Prashant Bhushan was trying to sabotage the party. Why else would Shanti Bhushan endorse Kiran Bedi during the elections anyone supporting Prashant Bhushan needs to answer this question

Manager's Guru said...

AAP is next congress with kejriwal n family ruling the party as dictatorship

Radiantbeauty4U said...

MayankJi you are trying to tell AAP worshipers the truth which I don't they will understand.. Kejriwal n frnds instead of changing politics have started the same old politics of other parties.

Merwin Fernandes said...

Removing YY & PB from PAC is not right. The decision as well as how it was taken shows a clear sign of intolerance, lack of inner party democracy and transparency. Its very important that a party like AAP, lives up to the high standards and ideals of transparency, accountability and swaraj that it has espoused. There is a danger that small group of lateral entrants in Delhi who do not have deep roots in the mass movement and ideology of swaraj that preceded the founding of AAP are taking over the party. Hats off to Mayank for showing the courage to stand up to the ideals. All volunteers should push for the decision to remove YY & PB from PAC to be reversed.

Insuring Auto said...

If AAP leadership doesnt try to change its style of functioning soon, they will end up becoming another "also ran" in Indian Political spectrum.

Bhuwnesh said...

Mr Gandhi 'We are learning, is no excuse after sitting over the throne of Delhi and putting the fate of 5 Cr people in jeopardy. Why not call Anna Hazare now for Dharna at Jantar Mantar against this dictatorship?

Mathew Mathai said...

Hello,

As a keen observer of the Rise of AAP through the interesting times of its life span ,let me make a few observations
AAP was formed for the people, It listened to the people, connected people with a'VISION' of what India and politics in a new informed world could be.
It pains to see another dream of the common man and millions of youngsters bought down harshly, by a coterie of people who have seemed to hijack the very principles on which it was formed organically
It is even more ridiculous that people who seem to be lacking in vision or creating solutions to problems which plague this country from the AAp side seems to have created a very closeted non transparent secretive coterie to hijack the party,
It was evident ,for sometime that leaders who were caught by tv sting operations not some time back still continue to occupy,major power an in committees in the party purely due to oratory skills.
I salute ,Mr Yadav who has shown admirable restraint through out the image tarnishing processes.Prof yadav also happened to be the most credible face on the visual media for AAP during the dilli elections
I also admire your courage to bring about what happened within the closed doors of this meeting
Dont worry gentleman,AAP needs an Opposition and it is time the gentlemen realised that India has come a long way and today our generation has the wherewithal and the courage to make informed sources
Leave it to your better judgement to still have hopes for what AAP could have been or should be, rest assured India will still provide support to for other new political options which fully practises vision for true democracy for the people of India.

Hope these events turn out to create better sustainibility and deservingly more power and prudent choices to all citizens of this amazing country

Bhuwnesh said...

Your beliefs are of no use to this world, its your behaviour what matters. The population of Delhi should not be treated like PRAJAJAN. All those who have voted for your party are part of your NE and PAC....you may not agree to this but your voters do. Go ahead and ask them.

Bhuwnesh said...

It will be better if present AAP splits and 32 0f its well meaning MLAs make another party. Possibly that will expose this party well to its voters.....

Anonymous said...

one common thread amongst mayank,shazia ilmi,bhushans is their love for media, these are arm chair politicians... i challenge mayank to contest BMC elcetions as an independent and poll over 100 votes.... these guy with practical zero ground level work was trying to take advantage of the AAP wave and become a MP .......

Ravinder Kumar said...

Very Apt comments.I salute you sir

Ritu Jaiswal said...

I am reminded of Sudershan's short story "Haar ki Jeet". The story this time is very different but the essence is same.
While Baba Bharti wanted to hide Kharagsingh's truth, NE wants you to hide "its" truth, probably out of fear that if the truth comes out some of us will NEVER EVER be able to trust people who we believed were our HEROES.

Mahipal Singh said...

Bahut badiya

Noble InfoTech said...

good sir i m always with your

Noble InfoTech said...

good sir i m always with your

Anonymous said...

Dear TOP AAP leaders,


I have been seeing various versions of various AAP leaders since the removal of YY and PB from NE committee.

It has been disappointing and disheartening to see this happening. The attacks now appears to be personal among the leaders and there are various groups formed who are responding to each other. There are certain incidences and circumstances and decisions those are being referred to time and again. But I believe we should leave all that past now, let me explain that.

I still strongly feel that when there was best opportunity for AAP top leadership to strengthen the internal democracy, they opted against it. And opted to remove the leaders who raised the right questions.

The one big war won and we were looking for giving the message to this whole india that these principles of democracy, transperancy, stand and prevail in AAP and will be nurtured here, and this disappointment came our way. This was indeed a second war, but we seem to be using the power to kill the opposites.

There could be certain disciplinary issues with YY and PB, but I think those are applicable to Anjali Damania as well the way, we hear saying now on channels – I care dam for Mayank etc. And we all need to look at the larger picture, I am sure they must also be frustrated with the candidate selections and such issues and the foundation of AAP being not built on basics like transparency, participation, accountability and strong conscience. There are ways they might have responded to this which might not be very appropriate or right. But for that matter even our teams also have not rightly followed the guidelines and principles and have always taken right decisions and steps.

The highest bodies of AAP itself have not rightly built with right representation, selection process, principles and that the reality, I know it has been scarcity of resources and too many internal and external challenges to be dealt with. Hence the period prior to Delhi Election and period post Delhi Election needs to be looked at differently and it should be the right period to reinstate right values and principles and build the party on stronger foundation.

We have seen a very recent example with AAP win and Modi’s defeat that, finally the right things will stand the test of time. The same people, who were praising Modi a day before the election result, criticized Modi. The lesson out of this is that not everything will stand test of time, the success formula which is not based on right values, principles, ethics will finally not stand. Let them have any money, any amount of resources with them.

We showed difference to the world as a party and we could stand criticism and questions of others as we were right and actions were based on right values and principles. The same rule has to stand for our internal democracy and other founding principles. And it should have internal critics and the teams should be so right and fair and clean that it should be able to withstand such internal criticism and questions.

Hence I request all of you to unite and build the right team and keeping such important watchdogs like Prashant and Yogendra. And the right response to this challenge will be to withstand their expectation.

We are awaiting to hear a matured decision and action plan and united AAP from all you leaders.

i request you to post this on your blog, to share this dimension of thought process and views of the voluneers.

Regards,

Ganesh P
ganeshp2015@rediffmail.com

Rajendra said...

I agree with most of points raised.As regards Publication of minutes generally minutes of meeting r published after the same is approved by participating office bearers otherwise impartial account of proceedings could not be assured.
No doubt health issues of AK needed attention but then what was the urgency to affect Gullotine when AK is not in a position to defend/douse the fire and hide himself from media as a tactical ploy.
An army general /established leader never leaves site of action the way AK has done.Damage inflicted on credibility of AAP by egoistic stalwarts appears irreversible

pramod badwaik said...

Sir, you did great job! Party should have published all this but looks pure mismanagement by AAP leaders in handling this issue. They showed their highly unconcerned behavior towards volunteers/supporters/Donors.

You speaks exactly what AAPian like me thinks. As AK said it is a party of Volunteers and talked about transparancy, feel our leader should be accountable to them. MoM of AAP meetings should be published on website and shared with volunteers/supporters/Donors.

If they feel it is not important then all we can say All The Best to our own party.

mahijit said...

Gagging is against principal of basic freedom. It means aap does not trust it's leaders

Shambhu Choudhary said...

आदरणीय मंयक गांधी जी, नमस्कार!
मैं कोलकाता से ‘आप’ पार्टी का समर्थक हूं। आपके ब्लाॅक की चर्चा सुनकर मेरी भावना व्यक्त करने आया हूं। आपके लेख से मैं किसी भी रूप से सहमत नहीं हूं। पार्टी की कार्यकारणी में हुए निर्णय आपके ऊपर भी लागू है। आप पार्टी के निर्णय के विरूद्ध जाकर कार्य करना चाहतें हैं तो आप पार्टी को छोड़ने के लिये स्वतंत्र है।

Anonymous said...

That is why Anna ji said if you enter the politics, you will become politician and forget the real goal. Politics is the game of power and faithfulness to the goal is used as a mean to arouse emotions and bring people with you to achieve the ultimate goal to get power. That is why Annan ji was against the idea of his followers of joining the politics. Those swearing of the swaraj must make the minutes public and prove that they are still well wishers and well doers for the country and not power hungry politicians.

Shambhu Choudhary said...

Nami_garami En Charoo ne party ko kafi chati pahncha dii abb enko hat jana chahiye

Shambhu Choudhary said...

आदरणीय मंयक गांधी जी, नमस्कार!
मैं कोलकाता से ‘आप’ पार्टी का समर्थक हूं। आपके ब्लाॅक की चर्चा सुनकर मेरी भावना व्यक्त करने आया हूं। आपके लेख से मैं किसी भी रूप से सहमत नहीं हूं। पार्टी की कार्यकारणी में हुए निर्णय आपके ऊपर भी लागू है। आप पार्टी के निर्णय के विरूद्ध जाकर कार्य करना चाहतें हैं तो आप पार्टी को छोड़ने के लिये स्वतंत्र है।

Tonu said...

Reading your blogs have become a new passion.

I had followed various public interest litigations that Prashant Bhushan has worked on, often free of charge on nationally important causes being fought by people who could not afford famous lawyers.

Having followed Aruna Roy's work on RTI, and subsequent efforts of Anna ji to root out corruption through a strong ombudsman bill, I came to know many activist, like Kejriwal. I donated and supported AAP with the bottom of my heart for bringing a new kind of politics. I also believed in AKs assumption that if politics is dirty and if it cannot be cleaned from outside, then it must be cleaned from within by good people joining politics.

Then I read what happened at the Delhi election, where allegedly questionable characters were allowed to contest on AAP ticket, raise funds in questionable manner, and buy votes using questionable means, none of which were disclosed.



AAP is at a crisis, and needs to fix itself first, before it can hope to clean up either politics or Delhi, no matter how many MLAs it has.

Many volunteers gave up their job temporarily to come and work for the campaign, hoping to take part in rooting out a rotting system and bring respectability back into politics. The party, and the movement belongs as much to them as to NE or PAC. AAP is where it is now also because of the donors, the supporters and the voters. 

And AAP may be failing to live up to the expectations of its support base. We do not care how many MLA it has got. We care that whatever it does, it does no cleanly, transparently, honestly and conscientiously. We care that AAP allows space for honest dissent and multiple views in an inclusive think tank.

Knives are coming out, showing that anybody that speaks his mind honestly for the betterment of the country and the workings of the party, is to be hounded out for disloyalty to Arvind Kejriwal.

Why should support for a better India be reduced to AK worship or AK loyalty? Why should independent and valid objections be muted?



I wish AAP officials will recognize that it is at a fork in the road and faces a major internal crisis which needs fixing.

Thanks again for your blog
Tony Mitra
tony.mitra@gmail.com
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
www.tonu.org

Asif AAP said...

The party seems to be on self destruct mode as directed by Gandhis.
Rahul Gandhi seems to be with AAP CM in Banglore property of industrialist.

Mahadev Mirge said...

mayankji,aaj tak party discipline ke nate is desh mei bhrastachar badhava huva aur country ke bhale ke bajay party aur partysupremo ki nista is desh mei palne lagi .aaj aapne iss gandhagi ko zadu se saf karne ka muskil kam hath mei liya hai, muze pura bharosa hai ki jit us logoki hogi jinko do time ka khana nahi mil pata(30 crore people)hum sub logo ko samzana chahiye ki aap party ka diya humne jis morality ko samne rakhkar lagaya tha vah buzana nahi chchahiye.iss mission ko aapne kandhe pe lekar aapne deshbhaktika naya misal sthapan kiya hai .i salute u.

eve's exclusive said...

Just heard Anjali Damania say on a TV channel that PB and YY tortured AK to such an extent that he broke down at a NE meeting. Apparently, PB told her that he wanted AAP to lose Delhi elections and that PB was obstructing donations to the party. Difficult to believe this.

Anonymous said...

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely

Nanda said...

Very good .
We(each volunteer) registered in AAP and we donated money(small amount but we shown great enthusiasm which worth more than money ) , we worked through social media which was possible ,because we have to support our family first. Many of them were not in a condition to leave the work dedicated fully for AAP. Even after We really hurt when things are happened in last week . So it is our right to know the real fact. I really felt VERY bad when YY gi was removed. He is one of the BEST leader in AAP who knew the people's heart as well as AAP (other than AK) . It would be very appreciable if MM displays in public domain. Also suggestion for volunteer’s opinion/participation (through online or through lower level meeting) for any major decision.(It is also not good sending mail only for donation . there should be some responsibility for sending the MM (if MG's suggestion not accepted) to the volunteers. Since the local volunteers knowing the news only from media , so WE ARE REALLY CLUELESS of the REAL FACT !!

eve's exclusive said...

Mayank Gandhi needs to stay with the party to fight for the rights of volunteers and supporters.

Abhijit Aarya said...

मयंक जी घर के झगड़े को कभी रोड में तमाशा बनाने के लिए नही लाया जाता। ट्रंासपरेंसी, घर में स्वराज या लोकतंत्र के नाम पर आप ये तो नही चाहेंगे कि किसी के शयनकक्ष के निजी पलों पर मिनट्स सार्वजनिक किया जाये? आआपा के विरोधी तो चाहते ही हैं कि फुट पड़े और मीडिया को लिर्फ टीआरपी से मतलब है। अत: आप सबसे विनम्र निवेदन है कि जो भी करें देशहित, लोकहित को सर्वोपरि जानकर गहन सोचविचार के बाद ही करें. धन्यवाद।

Naveen kaplesh said...

Salute to you Mr. Mayank.. you are the only MAN in this app party... rest are chamchas and ill leader...

now new character who question mayank gandhi.. she was the one last year quit the party and called it corrupt party...wow politics... read from this link...
http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/activist-turned-politician-anjali-damania-quits-aam-aadmi-party-575475

Anonymous said...

Well done Mayank, this is Vikas Jaswal from AAP France. We all support you and even beyond France, we guys are highly motivated to bring back sense into these thick skinned leaders.
Don't worry, if we could bring down the well entrenched Congress and BJP and teach them a big lesson for their hypocrisies and taken the masses for a ride, then in front of that challenge AAP is still a baby and we'll soon give it the required correction to steer it back on the right track.

Vikas
POC France

Anonymous said...

It hurts when opportunist like Aashish khetan and Ashutosh has louder voice in AAP than true workers like you, YY and PB. Without you people , AAP will also go on the way of BJP and congress.

Anonymous said...

taking advantage of kejri wave in maharashtra and haryana seems to be the reason behind impatience in the party. but kejri wave alone is not going to help in all states. local leadership and team has to be committed and dedicated like delhi team which to my opinion is a super blunder in maharashtra and haryana. so instead of raising AAP to that level in these regions by MG and YY, crying for power in the name of country first is childish. will other leaders take charge of their areas or want everything prepaid. moreover after a nation-wide flop show of LS2014 AAP should first prove itself in delhi for atleast one year, then go to other states with delhi report card.

Anonymous said...

Why are you getting so worked up about AK. Force AAP to publish minutes and decide for yourself. Don't try to malign without any basis.

Anonymous said...

Are you complaining about Mayank because he did not say "hi" to you.

Above statement makes same sense as yours.

Anonymous said...

Sir,
AAP need to give a strong delivery in Delhi first, for that all 70 leaders who participated in Delhi along-with AK & Delhi AAP volunteers must concentrate and work hard on the delivery of Delhi Promises first.

And AK must be spared from the responsibility of "National Convener" and he must become "State Convener" because his attention should not be drawn by inter state affairs. The word "National" is for whole nation not only "Delhi". Now for AK and his 70 election contender's most important part of the India for hard work is "Delhi" and only Delhi, where AAP has to prove its efficiency, commitment and delivery. Every second of AK is very important for Delhi and AK's personal health as well. So he should not be tortured, pressurized or diverted. on the contrary he should be motivated, appreciated and supported by other AAPians.

Remember every AAPians aim is to make AAP Unite, clean and strong then every must obey the rule of patience.

Expansion is compulsory requirement but initially AAP must have "Strong Delivery Report Card of merit" in its hand first. Which will become strong base for expansion in other states. so AAP volunteers even from other state must assist hard to achieve promises in Delhi instead of making such issues which is related just to a particular post in the party.

Expansion in other state should be considered by concerned state leaders who first support to Delhi AAP to achieve their goal.

AAP volunteers are wise enough to decide that values should not be compromised, decentralization of power, anti-grouping, anti-person centralized party. But this is not the time. It is time to fulfill the wishes of Delhi as sooner possible and unite AAP. I think AK is also understanding that AAP should not be like BJP which is called nowadays "Modi Sarkar". We including All volunteers including AK, YY, PB, Khetan and others will come together with a good solution.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Mr mayank Gandhi saab !!! I am a modi supporter ; I just read about your blog & went through all comments ;I Don't know much about inside of aap politics ; I can tell one thing for sure ; HAMAMME SAB NANGE HAI ; honesty is virtually allotted only to Mr kejariwal by many of you ; which I sincerely doubt ; becoz whenever someone tries to project himself clean; more ghosts are bound to come out ! It was clear to me that aap is not clean when kejariwal could not answer who had given aap 2 crores ; anyways HAMAMME SAB NANGE HAI !!!

KB said...

1. Systems & processes need to be clearly defined keeping in line with party Constitution & founding principles.
2. Institute checks & balances in each process.
3. Minimize discretionary power. - reduces scope for corruption
4. Minimize concentration of authority & power - decentralizes power
5. Power should be balanced with Accountability & Transparency - no dictatorships, minimize "secrets", cozy clubs etc.
6. Volunteers / members must be trained & aware of the process - empower volunteers
7. Whistle blower policy. Encourage people to speak up if they suspect any wrong doing / process violation - volunteers serve as checks on powerful positions
8. Escalation of violations of rules & ethics to a credible independent institution (Lokpal) - accountability

Realize that "democracy" itself is an evolving process. Periodically review & refine these processes with the aim of achieving a transparent, accountable and democratic organization culture.

These are some of my "positive" thoughts. None of this is rocket science and many have shared similar thoughts in the past. All top organizations recognize the need to implement them to ensure highest organizational ethics & accountability.

Now comes my "negative" caveat that NONE of these will be agreed until the right people are in the decision making bodies of AAP. It's like demanding Jan Lokpal from politicians who themselves will get trapped if they implement the law. i.e. Conflict of interest :-(

One idea is to frame such a comprehensive list of demands and try to solicit support from as many NC & NE members to see where we are with respect to building support within the decision makers of the party. Problem is there is no bottom up voting so volunteers really don't have a strong tool (vote) they can leverage to influence decision makers. So we have to rely on phone/email campaigns, social media etc. to put +ve moral pressure for leaders to do the right thing.

Anonymous said...

Mayank, how can you say "Dear Volunteers, Supporters and donors". You think you are the boss now or this a publicity stunt for your TBD new book?

This is what millions of volunteers, supporters and donors think:

If you have guts, go stand for a ward election in Mumbai and win it. Write a detailed blog on your success after winning an election. Shame that you guys are even doubting Arvind. Bhushan's have their own agenda, they are rich lawyers and we don't know why they left BJP. YoYo's designs are also exposed. We volnteers wish these developments were kept internal.

You guys panicked too early

You were zero before AAP and you will be minus zero after AAP. We have given you a platform to speak so respect it and come back home.

Kya baath karta hain. IS BJP your next stop like Madam Shazia?

Millions of volunteers feel you fit in the BJP camp with these characteristics
- show little bit of honesty in the beginning
- join AAP and cheer Arvind
- Go against Arvind and shout againt AAP
- the more you shout, the better ticket you will get in BMC

Go and ask PB if you have any ethics left

Anonymous said...

Sir, you have very good advice. But sir please guide the volunteers as to how they can put pressure on the leadership to implement internal reforms. Should the volunteers do dharna outside Arvinds house? What are our demands, we have to speak in one voice to the leadership. We do not want to break the party, but at the same time we want to speak up against a section of the party. Tell us how we can do this.

Omkar Pandit said...

Anjali Damania should be fair in her utterances. It is a conflict of interest if she speaks against PB, as she works in the office of Kejriwalji. Therefore, these kind of petty politics are not expected. Whats going on from teh Kejrwal's camp is not right.

Unknown said...

Dear Mayank ji, I accept your argument that there should be transparency. The question is, was your blog constructive for the party or otherwise. Volunteers need not satisfy every curiosity at the cost of the party. I appreciate you are committed to the volunteers, but will this help the party when media took up your blog to describe 'AK is the root cause of all problems'? Indians don't understand what you are trying to say, they want everything in black and white. Thats the reason they get fooled by politicians and media, and thats why AAP was born to save them (not only to give a senseless swaraj)! Please remember that before you take any step in future. I completely agree with Mr. Anwar Khan's comments - that your blog did not reveal everything, neither it gave a solution. So what is the point of taking these matters public where all kinds of imagination is flying high.

Amarjit Singh Minhas said...

Dear Mayank,

I do not agree with the route taken by you on following grounds :

1 You did not raise your voice of resentment at the proper forum when the oppurtunity was provided to you i.e. National Executive Meeting.
2 Why did you absented from the voting when you were so strongly against the resolution, as in democratic set up voting only is the solution ?
3 Once a resolution passed in the meeting, all leaders are expected to be strongly toe the same line and should not creat confusion in the minds of masses i.e. followers/volunteers.
4 In the initial stage the party like AAP need to control the individual aspirations in the interest of the party and should follow the principle " Unity of Command" for creating the ground for themselves.

These are the few thoughts which I suggest you to ponder on for the betterment within AAP for your positive contribution as the route under taken by you is negative and will not suite the majority members of the party and Nation as a whole.

Remain loyal and positively charged for AAP.

Warm Regards,

Amarjit Singh Minhas

Jagdeep Bhunga said...

Mera sabhi volunteers se anurodh hai... kisi ek individual ke fan ya bhakt mat baniye... some comments are really without logic

Shaheen Ansari said...

I am really disturb with development in the AAP. Why AAP is going away from its basic principles of transparency & accountability?


BJP adopted Congress culture with its own flavours and now l can see AAP is going on the same path of Cong & BJP with its own flavour.

AAP started as party with difference and that is why people rejected Cong, BJP and supported AAP.

AAP must not become one of BJP or Congress kinds of party.

Renu Nauriyal said...

Yes Mayankbhai we admire your decision to speak up and raise relevant questions.Like you we all admire AK immensely but unlike other parties Aap should not become a party of bhakts. Praying and hoping that this is a churning process and Aap emerges stronger.Looking towards AK to recognize the issues raised,the dismay among volunteers and undo the damage done on March 4th.Waiting for his response on return from Jindal

Renu Nauriyal said...

Yes Mayankbhai we admire your decision to speak up and raise relevant questions.Like you we all admire AK immensely but unlike other parties Aap should not become a party of bhakts. Praying and hoping that this is a churning process and Aap emerges stronger.Looking towards AK to recognize the issues raised,the dismay among volunteers and undo the damage done on March 4th.Waiting for his response on return from Jindal

Omkar Pandit said...

Mayank you did the right thing. People need guts to stand up against the lies and games being played some. Kejriwalji should discourage these things. You had the option to be a chamcha and reap the benefits, but you chose to be on the side of the 'truth' and not individuals.

swamy said...

Dear Mr. Mayank,

I have been writing on aamaadmiparty.org by name swamy and I have tried to infuse some spirituality in the threads.

As told in Gita, you have the right for action but not result. What you have been doing is what I would have done. But in some channel I heard that "if humiliated I shall quit". Please do not quit, if fired from the post or membership, accept it gracefully.

Please do not retreat from the fighting with a fear of humiliation. The humiliation to you shall be borne by the people who support you, BY THE NATURE

Regards

May All Prosper

swamy

Ujwal Latkar said...

While in the past you chose to remain silent on people giving bad statements against AAP on Delhi poll eve. Mayank this is not called courage you are a coward and disloyal soldier. You are not a leader! Just opportunists you are.

rajesh singh said...

My interpretation
==================
When you have differences, you try all your ways and might to resolve/correct it.
If you can’t resolve then you leave and then SPIT to propagate general awareness.
If you spit without leaving means, you are with hidden agenda.


Public opinion or AAM perception or vision is not so blunt. As I see it is far more mature.

People understood that Kejriwal and party is a good man party but too naive to run the country like INDIA. THEY pushed BJP's Modi to be there to give some time to Kejriwal and Modi as well.

Giving acceptance to Kejriwal's unique way for reinforcement of politics itself, and very aesthetics way to eliminate corruptions, and to display of his strong wills, People chosen Kejriwal to make delhi as his nursery to experiment up, and prove his ability and create the tree he wants to create.

Mayank Gandhi, prashant bhushan, yogendra, All are good man and joined hands with Kejriwal to create and move AAP. Now if they feel Kejriwal is doing the same dirty politics, then they should leave this AAP AND FORM NEW PARTY. OR they should have kept trying to improve/push the party their way without accusing in /spitting filth in public. Their way of accusing and sought for transparency in public does not fit to a normal good man mind/heart. It seems that they are with their hidden agenda.

If I was maynak/yogendra/prashant as a good man, and was not happy with the way the Party/Kejriwal were following, then, I must had tried to reinforce that with all my ways and might for all good cause. And after all my effort, if it were still not went in a good way that I had thought for and say party had kept following bad means that was not acceptable to me, then, I must had left the party, either to create a new party with all like-minded people or to have a living as I was leaving earlier before AAP. AND then I had written all those blogs to accuse them or in my effort to make people be aware about some facts, as I was knew to.
Showcasing distrust in public, while still being the part of it, is mere politics of personality cult. And General public minds read it like they are not as good as Kejriwal is.

And now if I was a good man in the position of Kejriwal, I have must eliminated these culprits without a second thought for spitting filth in public, thinking either it is all good or it is not.

People arguing that politics is accommodation of all kinds, should understand that filth must be in dustbin or outside the room.

Going in public before doing your all effort till your last hope and before leaving the party is not a good man's way.

Arshad said...

Keep Going Mayank sir!

The questions that you have raised are perfect.
I am highly optimistic that this phase will only strengthen the party to adhere to its fundamental principles.

In DEMOCRACY PEOPLE are KING.

In AAP VOLUNTEER Is KING.!!!

100% sure you wont quit.
Will come out with flying colors

Anonymous said...

It does not sound you are addressing it with your volenteers. it seems you are voicing up to enrich your own political ground.

Man! you don't address your family members on tv channel/blog.

You address/discuss them in your drawing room/ Aangan/baramda but nowhere in any public place don't you.

I pity on the politicians for the way they conceive about public understand-ability.

Please never under-estimate the understand-ability of a common man. Mass do understand very correct. if you are on wrong foot, they understand you are wrong. vision may happens to be blurry at a moment but that does not prevail for long.

Anonymous said...

You should be talking directly to party leaders to convince them to your point of view rather than creating a ruckus through your blog. Blogging is giving an impression that you are only interested in building up your public profile rather than getting real results.

Anonymous said...

Mr Mayank

It appears to be a bunch of self-proclaimed AAP members out in the open to destroy the party which was abandoned by this unethical bunch after the Parliament Elections. You may not succeed as millions remain with hope and its leadership. Certainly you need a very well focused leader to take forward any movement. AAP is not Janata Party or for that matter can be compared with with any other party where vultures would be looking higher position. For heaven's sake please give some space to well deserved National Convenor of AAP and CM of Delhi Mr Kejriwal.

Rajeeva Pandey said...

Mr Gandhi, I shudder to think that Delhi is going to be ruled by AAP for the next five years. Given to know some insight into the party, we can only wish that some maturity will prevail into the top leadership of the AAP. I feel that YY is victimized. He is a matured leader who is definitely followed well all across the nation. Let us watch what happens next!!!!!

Anonymous said...

arvind you carry on with your good work now........ do not lose focus by these bhushans, ilmis ,arnab goswamis and binnnys ... people voted for you inspite of the relentless tirade of the bhushans, ilmis ,arnab goswamis and binnnys... just go about delivering in delhi, next time we will win all 70 seats ... these time we lost 3 seats. just because of bhushans asking people to vote for Modi BJp's kiran bedi, by saying she will make a better CM... do not worry about the negative comments on various boards most of them are BJP supporters ,who are trying to prop up their bete noire Bhushans as they can see a challenger to BJP and Modi in you..... best of luck... take care of your health,security and deliver well in delhi…. You know how much influence bhushans and arnab goswami has… their candidate Modi BJp's Kiran Bedi.... forget becoming the CM could also not become a MLA....

bhushans deserve no mercy, they should be expelled from the party for supporting BJP... when thousands of volunteers (many on unpaid leaves ) were working hard on the ground for a AAP victory in delhi taking on the barbs ,insults and voilence of the BJP cadre... shanti bhushan and prashant bhushan was mocking each and every volunteer by working hard to defame AAP ,giving television interviews form AC rooms and supporting Modi BJP's Kiran Bedi. Even in NDTV interview prashant was trying to defame/deride arvind by taking the moral high grounds...a large part of the campaign time was lost in clarifying these twos tirades..... People of delhi have voted for arvind in spite of the bhushans tirade/campaign, so please let arvind do his work...


look at the magnanimity of kejriwal has he even uttered a single word against the bhushans, ilmis ,arnab goswamis and binnnys... though these goup does not miss a single opportunity to defame him... arvind just do not respond... just ignore their barking and go about doing your work...

Anonymous said...

Dear Mayank Gandhiji,
Sorry to witness the on going internal party squibbing contrast to the promise you all made to the nation.If you had the interest of the party in mind,you would not have aired your views through blog and other means to go the matter out of proportion.But you could have awaited for Mr Aravind Kejriwal to return rather than vitiating the subject matter further by your reasoning.
AA Party is the trust of the people,by the people for the people.It should not become ping pong ball for your likes and dislikes leaked and aired for one's own convenience as played by other discarded politicians.
We know that you also worked hard to establish a unique beacon like organization for the right thinking people of this country which you should not trivialize by speaking in the open forum.
We are the witness to the body language of Mr Prashant Bhushan and the out burst of Mr Shanti Bhushan at the time of recent Delhi election.
If you have the interest of AAP in mind and heart please try to mend the relation with your comrades in the interest of the nation and take the party to its glory.

Anonymous said...

this gandhi guy is smart he was the centre of lok housing scam controversies... now he wants to join the BJP and get a BMC election ticket form BJP... he is trying his best to defame AAP so that he can bargain hard with BJP for his ward election ticket... if he wants to quit.... who is stopping him... who is holding him back.... he should quit now and not threaten...

Anonymous said...

Who are the Delhi chamchas of AK to decide the future of AAP. Great Stuff thanks for letting the world know the truth, Keep fighting boss, ultimately the truth will prevail, AK stop being surrounded by sycophant’s .

sameer82ster said...

Mr Mayank is also want to become CM of maharahstra, but dream did,nt go through bcoz AAP dodn,t focus on elections in ASSEMBLY in maharashtra, he is hurt so hurt he is feeling PAIN of P B and Y Y so deeply, problem is not of PB & YY he is also against AK, YB is thinking to launch of CM in haryana as result are announced in delhi after 1 week news are coming next target HARYANA all are hungry to get some thing like AK, AK deserves that he has launched the party not like you, youre come & join, people doesn,t know Who is MG or PB with this type of politics youl,, not gain anymore youll, be like your other fellows Vinod Binny & shazia ILMI
HIGH ALERT such type of Politicians

Shyama said...

Isn't it high time that you guys stopped fighting and visiting clinics and actually started delivering what you promised?

Or is the fulfilling of promises only applicable for AAP's opponents?

Your blog would have made more effect had it urged your AAP to start working, than to waste space describing the infighting.

Anonymous said...

"A lie does not become the truth,
Wrong does not become right and
Evil does not become good, just
because it is accepted by majority."
- Unknown

67 out of 70 will not make him good.

Omkar Pandit said...

Kejriwal should break his silence on this issue and do the following to resolve the issue:
1. Re-constitute the PAC. Make PB the Convener. Make Yogendra Yadav the vice-president of the party.
2. Should ensure that AAP move away from one-man centric party.
3. Should ensure chamchagiri culture is stopped.

Anonymous said...

when AAP was formed, many joined AAP to benefit out of the anti corruption wave and thus become MPs and MLAs... most of these guys are not even capable of winning ward elections or even their building society elections....so when their dreams do not materialize they create a scene and leave .... these is going to happen many more such oppurtunits will leave and corrupt media will make a hungama for them ..... its good for the party that we get rid of the oppurtunits... what AAP needs is people like medha patkar HS Phoolka.... people who have immersed their lifetime in the service of the people they are responsible people and will also behave decently.... unlike the Binnys,Ilmis, Capt Gopinath and many more

Ritu Jaiswal said...

I have been an AAP donor and volunteer, but could not bring myself to vote for AAP's candidate from Mehrauli. I desperately wanted AAP to win but wouldn’t have voted for this candidate even if AAP could lose the election by just 1 vote.

I am as guilty as PB, probably more!

I was a huge admirer of AK, but find it difficult to defend him. PB seems to have become the voice of volunteers like me who want AAP to practice 100% idealism. Winnability and pragmatism to me are only excuses to cover compromises.

Saw Anjali Damania attack YY and PB today. Just curious to know what would she say for someone like me.

Anonymous said...

Downfall of AK & Coterie has started

Anonymous said...

आइये एक और व्यक्तिवादी जमात का राजनैतिक पार्टी के नाम पर स्वागत करें
दिल्ली की जनता बहुत बुद्धिमान है. उसने एक अधिनायक-वादी प्रवृत्ती वाले सांप्रदायिक नेता को हारने के लिए धूर्तों और मूर्खों की जमात को चुन लिया है. इस जमात का नेता मानता है कि दिल्ली की जीत “ऊपरवाले” का करिश्मा है, और ऊपरवाला कोई बड़ा काम उसके माध्यम से करवाना चाहता है. अर्थात वह ऊपरवाले का नियुक्त संदेशवाहक और प्रतिनिधी है धरती पर.
अब ऊपर वाले के जितने भी प्रतिनिधी धरती पर अबतक आये हैं उन्हों ने कभी भी अपने आपमें पूर्ण विश्वास ना रखने वालों को सहन नहीं किया है. तो ऊपर वाले का यह नया प्रतिनिधी क्या गलत कर रहा है? दो अविश्वासियों को बहार का रास्ता दिखा ने से अब दिल्ली की जनता का विश्वास और गहरा हो जाएगा ऊपरवाले में और उसके एकमात्र प्रतिनिधि में.
बस अब देखना यह है कि यह एक नए पंथ का उदय है या एक और व्यक्तिवादी जमात का. संवैधानिक राजनैतिक पार्टी की उम्मीद तो बहुत नहीं लगती. यह देखना भी रोचक होगा की यह व्यक्तीवादी जमात ‘परिवारवादी’ किस रास्ते से बनाती है और कब; बनेगी तो जरूर.

Rohit Dhankar

Rationale said...

Both Indian Governance and Political Parties are run without any Qly Performance Audit whereas all other profession are under strict vigil of QPA which ensure Discipline and Performance both so that the rulers will not take the voter for a ride. hence, all AAP need to do is show some GUTS to impose QPA on its NETAs and ALL ATTITUDE of all NETAs will disappear in no time. Only QPA on Highest Chairs of India and CANNING for all Rape/Acid Attack/Bomb Blast/Communal Riot criminals can bring Singapore type governance ELSE sab kuch RAM BHAROSE!!!

Rationale said...

Why QLY PERFORMANCE AUDIT (QPA) and CANNING is must in any GOVERNANCE, be it for INDIA or for any other nation: http://rationale-jay.blogspot.in/2013/09/why-qly-performance-audit-qpa-and.html

swamy said...

Dear Mayank,

I wrote a comment earlier, prior to observation of spiritual side, I have copied some content to read as it is too much read online. My question to you is after all that spiritual, kundalini awakening etc. what exactly do mean the word humiliation? Why is it difficult for you to present truth for average human beings?

Very Curious to know, it seems you stopped publishing on spirituality since 2014. Would you mind to publish on what is humiliation and why you have to quit? As far as I know, those who achieved what you have told in your blog would be master of nature, not a slave.

I am practicing Rajayoga without a guru, and I am still in Yama and Niyama stages, wandering between two.

Would you Post a blog in your spiritual content

Thanks and regards

May All Prosper

swamy

Rationale said...

Why #CANNING is the biggest deterrent to all crimes, be it LOOT or RAPE or Bomb Blast or Communal Riot: http://rationale-jay.blogspot.in/2014/03/in-absence-of-qpa-and-canning-both.html

Rationale said...

If AAP too fail to impose QLY PERFORMANCE AUDIT (QPA) on their Govt before 2014 election, they will also prove to the Nation: http://rationale-jay.blogspot.in/2014/02/if-aap-too-fail-to-impose-qly.html

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What’s common in the MANIFESTO of all parties right from Kashmir to Kanyakumari so that 66Yrs Legacy of LOOTING can continue: http://rationale-jay.blogspot.in/2014/04/whats-common-in-manifesto-of-all.html

Rationale said...

All that matter is providing CLEAN and TRANSPARENT GOVERNANCE to AAM AADMI, even at the expense of QPA report: http://rationale-jay.blogspot.in/2013/12/all-that-matter-is-providing-clean-and.html

Rationale said...

Why not enforce exam on HIGEST CHAIRS of India (members of LS/RS/VS) when all other profession is already having such practice: http://rationale-jay.blogspot.in/2013/08/why-not-enforce-exam-on-higest-chairs.html

Rationale said...

Why NOT EVEN one Indian Lee Kuan Yew emerged in India (out of so many DeshBhakt NETAs) and neither it will emerge in next 66Yrs: http://rationale-jay.blogspot.in/2014/09/why-one-indian-lee-kuan-yew-never.html

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Mr.LKY ensured no LOOT can happen in the name of Development by putting system in place B4 Development: http://rationale-jay.blogspot.in/2014/10/this-is-exactly-what-mr-lee-kuan-yew.html

Rationale said...

Only when these NETAs know that nobody will assess their performance UNTILL next election which is 5yrs away: http://rationale-jay.blogspot.in/2014/06/only-when-these-netas-know-that-nobody.html

Rationale said...

Nation forgot to celebrate the REPUBLIC DAY GIFT from President of India amidst HallaBol of Delhi Election: http://rationale-jay.blogspot.in/2015/02/nation-forgot-to-celebrate-fabulous.html

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For NewsHour, what should be PRIORITY HOT TOPIC to debate : #Corporate Espionage OR #Bihar Bribe Bomb: http://rationale-jay.blogspot.in/2015/02/for-newshour-what-should-be-priority.html

Rationale said...

Let’s smell our own sht before we smell of BBC”s: http://rationale-jay.blogspot.in/2015/03/if-pure-time-pass-flipkart-journalism.html

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Whats the BIG DEAL with BBC Interview, allegedly glorifying a PERVERTED ANIMAL RAPIST: http://rationale-jay.blogspot.in/2015/03/where-were-these-strong-voices-of.html

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Even after Honble SC order Death Sentence, Can anyone GUARANTEE that DELHI/ROHTAK RAPE CRIMINALS will surely go to GALLOWs OR They TOO will get back: http://rationale-jay.blogspot.in/2015/03/can-anyone-from-our-civil-society.html

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Neither GODSE statue NOR Conversion debate NOR any HOLY BOOK can protect our mothers, sisters, wives : http://rationale-jay.blogspot.in/2014/12/neither-godse-statue-nor-conversion.html

Rationale said...

Why judiciary need to be time bound for strict delivery of justice within a Timeline: http://rationale-jay.blogspot.in/2012/12/even-mother-knows-that-she-will-deliver.html

Rationale said...

The CRYING & EMOTIONAL LOT of LS/RS members have joined politics after having NAME-FAME-DIGNITY in their past profession: http://rationale-jay.blogspot.in/2012/12/the-crying-emotional-lot-of-lsrs.html

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Issue is not why Delhi Bus Rape criminals are still ALIVE even after 2Yrs, Issue is also not why our Govt: http://rationale-jay.blogspot.in/2014/12/issue-is-not-why-delhi-bus-rape.html

Rationale said...

2Yrs PASSED SINCE BUS-RAPE INCIDENT: http://rationale-jay.blogspot.in/2012/12/79th-day-passed-since-bus-rape-incident.html

Rationale said...

We SPINELESS AAM AADMI allowed the RAPE CRIMINALS to mature to such level that elevated them: http://rationale-jay.blogspot.in/2014/07/wonder-if-we-truly-have-spine-at-our.html

Rationale said...

Both MINISTERs and MEDIA HONCHOs are walking over Riot Victims/childrens/Army officers Dead Body: http://rationale-jay.blogspot.in/2014/03/in-absence-of-qpa-and-canning-both.html

Rationale said...

Why Singapore never had RAPE/Acid Attack/Bomb blast/ Communal Riot even if Chinese-Malay Muslims-South Indian Hindus sell Pork-Beef-Idli Dosa UNDER ONE ROOF: http://rationale-jay.blogspot.in/2013/09/why-singapore-never-had-rapeacid.html

Rationale said...

Neither quitting Delhi in 49Days NOR People punished AAP for Lapse in judgement as claimed by AAP Leaders: http://rationale-jay.blogspot.in/2014/05/neither-quitting-delhi-in-49days-nor.html

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