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.
Were you surprised by results of the MCD election?
Intrigued, but not surprised. This is what I could see on the streets or what our volunteers and campaigners told me. This is what I saw in some private polls and from the exit polls. Also, I saw it in the eyes of the people.
And why are you intrigued?
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