After demonstrations over his choice to join the Aam Aadmi Party erupted in North East Delhi’s Mustafabad and Brijpuri hours after he joined the party, two newly elected Congress council members and party leader Ali Mehdi switched back to the grand old party and apologised.
The two elected council members from the Mustafabad and Brijpuri wards who joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday, including Delhi Congress vice president Ali Mehdi, joined the Grand Old Party early on Saturday.
In a video he posted on Twitter, he apologised for his decision and admitted that he had joined the AAP in error. Additionally, he altered the word “Indian” in his social media profile to “Worker of Rahul Gandhi.”
Mehdi reportedly came back after unrest over his choice to join the AAP broke out in Mustafabad and Brijpuri in North East Delhi. Mehdi was criticised and referred to as a “snake” by senior congressmen including Ajay Maken, Manu Jain, and others for defecting to the AAP. “In the regions from where these councillors (Sabila and Nazia) won, people voted for me and my father and not any particular party,” Mehdi remarked after declaring his comeback to the Congress.
Durgesh Pathak greeted Mehdi, Sabila Begum from Mustafabad, and Naziya Khatoon from Brijpuri as they joined the AAP on Friday night. “After observing the excellent job done by Arvind Kejriwal, we made the decision to join AAP. After joining AAP, Mehdi declared, “We want development in our neighbourhood.
He has altered his twitter bio as “Indian”/MLA Candidate and the profile photo to one of him wearing a yellow kurta. But when he got back, he altered his bio to read “Worker of Rahul Gandhi.”
“I want no position. I only desire employment in the Congress. I committed a serious error, for which I sincerely apologise to Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, all the citizens of my neighbourhood, and party members. Mehdi said in a tweet, “I am a worker of Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, I was a Congressi and will always be a Congress worker. I have spoken to the councillors, and they too will soon release a video apologising for joining the AAP.
The AAP hasn’t yet commented on the action. In the MCD elections, the Congress took nine seats. Only seven councillors remained after two joined the AAP on Friday. Now, though, it appears like the party will keep every seat. With a majority of 134 seats out of the 250 wards, the AAP had won the MCD elections.