Senior leader of the Aam Aadmi Party, Ashutosh, took to Twitter on Independence Day to state that he has quit the party due to personal reasons. He wrote, “Every journey has an end. My association with AAP which was beautiful/revolutionary has also an end. I have resigned from the PARTY/requested PAC to accept the same. It is purely from a very very personal reason. Thanks to party/all of them who supported me Throughout. Thanks.”
Every journey has an end. My association with AAP which was beautiful/revolutionary has also an end.I have resigned from the PARTY/requested PAC to accept the same. It is purely from a very very personal reason.Thanks to party/all of them who supported me Throughout.Thanks.
— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) August 15, 2018
Speculations have become rife following Ashutosh’s resignation from Kejriwal’s party. Some appear to believe that he is set to return to TV Studios before 2019.
Mogul likely to join a new TV channel to be launched by KS , along with PPB , AS and few more
— Pawan Durani (@PawanDurani) August 15, 2018
Others see it as an indication that Kejriwal may be contemplating a merger with the Congress party ahead of the 2019 General Elections. They speculated that just like Ashish Khaitan, Ashutosh is now leaving the party to these people can fight for Sonia Gandhi from the TV studios instead of being a part of AAP officially.
First Ashish Shaitan now Assutoss ‘left’ AAP. Kejri is moving his party towards official merger with Momma’s party ahead of ’19 war. Newsroom assets like Shaitan & Assutoss are relieved to do what they were doing before AAP i.e fight for Queen from TV studios
— iMac_too (@iMac_too) August 15, 2018
Some appear to believe that not being elected the Rajya Sabha candidate from his party prompted Ashutosh to offer his resignation.
Yes yes..beautiful and revolutionary….we have seen in the allotment of Rajya Sabha seats https://t.co/GaAf6KewbH
— J Gopikrishnan (@jgopikrishnan70) August 15, 2018
No point sticking when there was no RS ticket. https://t.co/RHGMGOWvIu
— … (@mnshzz) August 15, 2018
Others chose to see the funny side of things.
Oh my God. Last time I was as shocked was when Sapne Saajan Ke flopped. https://t.co/X7f7VR1zZt
— Arnab Ray (@greatbong) August 15, 2018
— Yagyaseni (@desi_brat) August 15, 2018
At this rate, it will soon become Aakhiri Aadmi Party https://t.co/A6wYd6xzBk
— Amit Tandon (@amitandon) August 15, 2018
He too got Independence Today…????? https://t.co/iWFbK5zRnJ
— मनीष (अहमस्मि योधः) (@Manu20162016) August 15, 2018
Whatever may be Ashutosh’s reason for quitting the Aam Aadmi Party, Arvind Kejriwal has some serious cause for introspection. With the Delhi government at war with its bureaucracy and him, Manish Sisodia and 11 other MLAs having been charge-sheeted by the Delhi Police, there appears to be no end to Kejriwal’s troubles.