Fi­nally, Ke­jri Asks Sup­port­ers to For­give Him For ‘Mis­take’

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

Party chief pub­licly ad­mits for the first time that the de­ci­sion was a mis­take has ad­mit­ted that his call to quit was wrong. He had first shown signs of re­gret in an in­ter­view to ET last month when he said he should have taken people into con­fi­dence be­fore sub­mit­ting his res­ig­na­tion. Over the next one week, the party will hold pub­lic meet­ings across 272 wards in the cap­i­tal to apol­o­gise pub­licly for its ac­tion and re­quest the elec­torate to bring it back with ma­jor­ity. The AAP faced a com­plete rout across all seven LS seats here in the just con­cluded elec­tions. Ac­cord­ing to Ke­jri­wal, people were an­gry be­cause they felt the party had “left them in the lurch.” Three months af­ter the Aam Aadmi Party govern­ment in Delhi re­signed, party chief Arvind Ke­jri­wal pub­licly ad­mit­ted the de­ci­sion was a “mis­take” and asked sup­port­ers to for­give him. The AAP, how­ever, has dropped its plan to form the govern­ment again as the Congress has ruled out ex­tend­ing sup­port to the fledg­ling party.

Al­though AAP lead­ers, in­clud­ing Ke­jri­wal, have ear­lier apol­o­gised for act­ing im­pul­sively, they have al­ways stood by the de­ci­sion to re­sign. This is the first time Ke­jri­wal

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