Kejri takes a U turn from his ‘oath’


New Delhi: AAP convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is infamous for reversing his statements, stuck to his reputation on Tuesday when he cleared that he wanted the AAP to spread its wings outside the national capital.Notably, Kejriwal, while addressing his party volunteers and supporters at the oath-taking ceremony, had promised to focus on the national capital for the next five years and not deviate this time. Later also, Kejriwal had said that the party was not a Napoleon who was looking to conquer states. The last time he and his party members went to polls in General Elections, they had to face an embarrassing defeat.

On Tuesday night, AAP, which is battling infighting, decided to expand the party and contest polls in other states to send a clear message to its rank and file ahead of its National Council meeting that Kejriwal was not opposed to such steps.

This is to be underlined here that this was the issue over which dissident leader Yogendra Yadav had come under fire as he had favoured AAP spreading its wings in some other states.

“The party will expand. We will work to strengthen our organisation in other states. A decision on in which states the party should contest elections will be taken only after looking at political capacity and leadership in those states,” senior party leader Sanjay Singh told reporters after a two-hour-long meeting of AAP’s Political Affairs Committee, the party’s top decision-making body, held at Kejriwal’s Kaushambi residence.