Caught in rough weather due to internal differences, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will hold its National Executive (NE) meeting next week to finalise the agenda for its National Council meeting on March 28, party sources said.
The meeting of the 21-member NE, which includes top members of the party like its chief Arvind Kejriwal and beleaguered leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, will be held in the middle of next week to decide as to what issues the party will take up in the National Council meeting scheduled on Saturday.
But it is not clear whether Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal will attend the meeting, sources said.
The issues to be taken up would all depend on the outcome of the ongoing negotiations over the next few days between the two warring camps of the party. Both the sides are trying to iron out their differences on several critical issues.
The outcome of the negotiations will have a bearing on the drawing up of the agenda for the National Council meeting.
“We are hopeful of reaching a conclusion because both the sides are making efforts. However, adjustments are being done on several critical issues by the two camps in an attempt at reconciliation,” said a party leaders.
The last two meetings of the NE — held on February 26 and March 4 — were stormy affairs with the second of these witnessing the ouster of Bhushan and Yadav from AAP’s Political Affairs Committee, its highest decision-making body.
The AAP National Council has over 300 members and has to meet once a year. The last NC meeting took place in February last year.