Reconciliation talks in Aam Aadmi Party to control the crisis within the party have failed. AAP top brass met on Thursday and held another round of talks to bridge the growing rift within it, which remained inconclusive.
It is expected that the fate of dissenting founder members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan will be decided through a vote in the National Council Meeting on Saturday.
AAP leader Kumar Vishwas said on Thursday that the decision to remove Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from the National Convener’s post, will be decided on 28th March. This is one of the demands of AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan. Both of them were recently expelled from the party’s key decision-making panel. Talking to reporters after the PAC meet, which took place at Kejriwal’s residence on Thursday, Vishwas said, Yadav and Bhushan had offered their resignation on 17 March on five conditions.
Talking on internal rift in the party, another AAP leader, Ashish Khetan, commented after the PAC meet. Khaitan said all the demands of Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan have been accepted except their demand for removal of Kejriwal from National Convenor’s post.
Subsequently, AAP leader and Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia tweeted that the demand of removing Kejriwal from the post of convenor is not acceptable.Sisodia Tweets: “No effort to remove Arvind Kejriwal is accepted to me. Let the NC decide on 28 March now.”
Meanwhile Yogendra Yadav also took to micro-blogging site Twitter and dismissed the allegations. Yogendra Tweets: “I hear funny news about the PAC accepting our resignation. Will my colleagues please produce a copy of the resignation letter?”
In another tweet he wrote: “Ridiculous claim that we insisted on AK’s removal. This wasn’t mentioned in our note, never came up for discussion. Can they give any proof?”
Kejriwal conveyed his stand during AAP’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC) held on Thursday evening. Last ditch efforts by party Lokpal Admiral Ramdas to push for reconciliation failed to make any headway with both camps sticking to their stands.