Amid growing dissent among senior leaders and volunteers over the distribution of Lok Sabha tickets, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is now coming up with a grievance redressal cell to hear and pacify angry supporters.
Senior party leader Gopal Rai is expected to head the cell, which will patiently hear angry party workers and try to solve their problems with the party. The requirement for a redressal mechanism was felt after many senior leaders, who were with Arvind Kejriwal since his agitation for a stringent Jan Lokpal, left the party over differences.
Besides, many party members like party MLA Vinod Kumar Binny and head of party’s legal cell Ashwini Upadhyay laid serious charges against Kejriwal.
Many volunteers and local leaders have registered their protests over the party’s choice of candidate for Lok Sabha elections at several places.
It was said that the party did not hold a fair selection process and at some places parachuted prominent names ignoring local leaders.
“The party is coming up with a grievance redressal cell to listen to volunteers and supporters having issues with the party,” said a senior party leader.
The party has been accused of not listening to the complaints of volunteers and grass root workers with top leaders always taking final decisions.
Senior party leader and lawyer Ashok Agarwal last week quit the party and accused it of being directionless and functioning like a private company.