What Kejriwal has done was something very much needed. Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav, Medha Patkar are the type of people Indian mainstream dislikes. In the long run such people would have not only damaged the image of the party but also would have not let Kejriwal work smoothly.
As the Modi is failing to deliver his obligations, Indian people will soon start searching for his replacement. If Kejriwal builds up his credibility, he can be next option for Prime-Minister-ship for the Indian masses. Therefore he needs to build up his credibility.
A leader of the nation should be autonomous, to be only controlled by the basic rules of ethics, cultural norms, laws of the land and the Constitution. Any other string pulling on him prevents him from becoming the type of nation builder Mustafa Kamal Ataturk, Napoleon and Lenin were.
Narendra Modi’s condition is worse than Manmohan Singh. Manmohan was controlled by only Sonia Gandhi. But Narendra Modi has to work under the constant control of Mohan Bhagwat, Suresh Soni and Dattatrey. Other controllers of the Prime-Minister are Arun Jaitley and Nitin Gadkari. The best option for Narendra Modi would have been to split the party soon after he took the oath of Prime-Minister-ship. Nothing of what he wished he could do.
Had Arun Shourie been the Finance Minister as per Modi’s wishes, the Land-Acquisition Bill would not have been in the anti-people shape it is. Had Modi’s wish to appoint Subrahmanyam Swami the Education Minister been accepted by his masters, the developments in the HRD would have been of a different quality. These days Modi does not speak much. And it is the silence of the lamb. And it is not good.
By feeing himself from the low quality people, Kejriwal has done something which only Indira Gandhi dared do by facing the splits in the party on three occasions in her political career. First split was after the election of Sanjeeva Reddy as the President of India. Second split was when Jagjivan Ram formed the Congress for Democracy party and the third split was when soon after the emergency, the then Congress President Reddy expelled her from the Congress party. Then she formed the Congress (Indira) or Congress (I) party.
The current crisis in the AAP is for the good and Kejriwal should go ahead with his plans.