03 March, 2021

‘Anti-corruption Became A Hollow Slogan’

Yogendra Yadav explains the unravelling of AAP and reasons behind the end of a dream for alternative politics in India.

Photograph by Jitender Gupta
‘Anti-corruption Became A Hollow Slogan’
outlookindia.com
2017-04-29T13:19:16+05:30

Yogendra Yadav wears several hats—political analyst, psephologist and a scholar-turned politician. Yadav joined the Aam Aa­­d­mi Party as part of the anti-corruption movement in 2011, before being expelled from it in 2015 for ‘anti-party activities’. Though he remains a vocal critic of AAP, Yadav continues to champion the need for ethical politics in India. The 53-year-old spoke to Pranay Sharma, explaining the unravelling of AAP and reasons behind the end of a dream for alternative politics in India.

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