Former MLA Ashok Chauhan quits AAP citing 'lack of democracy', joins BJP
Former Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Ambedkar Nagar - Ashok Kumar Chauhan - formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday, saying there there is no "democracy" in the AAP.
New Delhi: Former Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Ambedkar Nagar - Ashok Kumar Chauhan - formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday, saying there there is no "democracy" in the AAP.
Talking to scribes, Chauhan said he was inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's work to join the BJP. "I have been inspired by Modiji, which is why I took this decision," he said.
He slammed Arvind Kejriwal and said that the former Delhi chief minister had "betrayed" dalits by not fulfilling promises made in the last Assembly polls.
"Valmiki Samaj had supported him in the last Assembly elections, but what he did was betrayal to them after coming to power. Not only dalits, they (AAP) also betrayed every section of the society," Chauhan said.
The former AAP MLA, who defeated prominent Congress leader Chaudhary Prem Singh from Ambedkar Nagar, also accused Kejriwal of being "dictatorial" in his party.
"Only few leaders are running Aam Aadmi party and there was is democracy there. They don't listen to workers," he added.
After Ashwini Upadhyay and Maninder Singh Dhir, Chauhan is the third AAP leader to join the saffron party in the last 15 days.
(With Agency Inputs)