Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav slam AAP over students carrying Delhi CM's placards on I-Day

Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav slam AAP over students carrying Delhi CM's placards on I-Day

Yadav said while PM spoke again about 50,000 Cr for PMKSY irrigation scheme, he forgot to mention that his government allotted only Rs 1,000 crore and spent only Rs 4 crore.

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New Delhi: Former AAP leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav today lashed out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over students holding placards with his name at an Independence Day function

here, calling it a "shameful megalomania."

Kejriwal's name was a part of several such designs, including the tricolour and 'thank you', which was created by students using multi-coloured cloth pieces at the stands of the Chhatrasal Stadium, the venue of the Independence Day celebrations.

The AAP government on Friday said that it was part of a "tradition" being followed over the years. Swaraj Abhiyan leader, Bhushan tweeted, "From crores (being spent) on personality cult promoting Kejriwal advertisement to 'Jai Ho Kejriwal' instead of 'Jai Hind'. Shameful Megalomania!"

Attacking the party further on the issue, another senior Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav questioned whether the Delhi unit of AAP was trying to emulate the Congress government model. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in April expelled rebel leaders Prashant Bhusan, Yogendra Yadav and two others for anti-party activities, gross indiscipline and violation of code of conduct of the party.

The rebels had expressed disappointment that AAP was no longer adhering to the principles on which it was formed, and also expressed concern about the 'personality cult' which could damage the organisation and the leader himself. He had recently attacked the Delhi government over using public money for self-promotion in form of advertisements. Bhushan and Yadav later formed Swaraj Abhiyan. "Kejriwal is surrounded by sycophants. So he thinks he is God," Bhushan added. Yadav also termed the act as 'embarrassing'. "AAP Delhi touches new low," Yadav tweeted. "The explanation that Sheila Dixit as did it worse than the original sin. Has the AAP Delhi accepted Congress government as its model?" Yadav said. 

Meanwhile, the Swaraj Abhiyan also termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day address as "rhetorical and casual" and said the PM would have appointed Lokpal if he was "serious" about the corruption issue.

The organization also called Prime Minister's move of renaming the Agriculture Ministry as "gifting of a new signboard." "The PM gifts a new sign board of ministry, but little else to farmers. No mention of farmers' suicide - no announcement on agrarian crisis," Yadav tweeted.

Yadav said while PM spoke again about 50,000 Cr for PMKSY irrigation scheme, he forgot to mention that his government allotted only Rs 1,000 crore and spent only Rs 4 crores. Prashant Bhushan said unlike last year, this time the PM's address sounded like any other PM's speech delivered on the day.

"If PM was serious about curbing corruption, government would not appoint tainted CVCs and would remove tainted ministers like Nadda and appoint Lokpal," Bhushan tweeted. "Unlike last year, PM sounded jaded today, making false claims about curbing corruption, black money and vague promises for farmers. Disappointed," Bhushan added.

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