New Delhi: The Congress party on Thursday said that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal is being rejected by its patriarch Shanti Bhushan because of the former`s autocratic behaviour.
"Shanti Bhushan`s comments are reflective of the fact that the patriarch of Aam Aadmi Party is rejecting the candidature of Kejriwal on account of his autocratic behaviour and one-man rule," Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala told ANI.
"It is reflective of disintegration of Aam Aadmi Party. It reflects that AAP has lost its path; it`s so-called ideas and ideals," he added.
The Congress leader also stated that with a large number of AAP leaders quitting the party, the end of the day is near for the political organisation.
He also urged the citizens to vote for the Congress party keeping in mind chief ministerial candidate Ajay Maken`s acumen and administrative experience.
"The people of Delhi would be wiser to vote for the Congress party and Ajay Maken, whose candidature has been unilaterally and universally accepted by everybody, including Shanti Bhushan, on account of Maken`s acumen and administrative experience," Surjewala said.
According to reports, Bhushan had earlier in the day stated that Kejriwal had `failed` the AAP and should be replaced as its chief.
At the same time, Bhushan also hailed BJP chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi for her contribution in the `India Against Corruption` movement, referring to her as a very `clean and efficient administrator`.