1. As AAP rift widens, Arvind Kejriwal looks to placate Kumar Vishwas

As AAP rift widens, Arvind Kejriwal looks to placate Kumar Vishwas

In a late night development, after marathon 4-hr meeting at Kumar Vishwas' house that also included Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, the trio left for Kejriwal's home where the confabulations are expected to continue.

By: | Updated: May 3, 2017 12:31 AM
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In a late night development, after marathon 4-hr meeting at Kumar Vishwas’ house that also included Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, the trio left for Kejriwal’s home where the confabulations are expected to continue. Arvind Kejriwal told the gathered mediamen that Vishwas has voiced some apprehensions and that they are sure “whatever they may be, these will be solved.”

An ’emotional’ Kumar Vishwas, during an afternoon presser, had said that he may take a big decision tonight. That has been taken to mean that he may well announce that he may quit AAP.

Just before leaving for his residence, Delhi CM told reporters, “Unki (Kumar Vishwas) kuch narazgiyaan hain par hume pura vishwas hai ke hum unko mana lenge” (He has some grievances, but we are very sure that we will convince him). He also said that we will soon resolve all the issues. Kejriwal repeated that he hoped Vishwas will get convinced about things.

However, even as Kejriwal had some words for the gathered press, a sombre looking Kumar Vishwas refused to comment at all. Manish Sisodia too remained mum as they all drove away.

Earlier in the day, CNN-News 18 reported that Vishwas broke down before the media saying he won’t apologise for the video where he had criticised Kejriwal and AAP. Reacting to the same, Sisodia hit back at him saying Vishwas is hurting party’s image.

Here what Kumar Vishwas said in the video:

“Vishwas is making things personal and nobody had asked for his resignation,” Sisodia had said and then added that party workers are losing confidence because of this penchant for speaking to the media about internal party matters. Several rumours about growing probability of Vishwas joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are doing the rounds ever since the AAP leader had praised Narendra Modi sometime back. However, Vishwas had earlier denied any plan to join the saffron party. As per a report by Times Now, if the talks between Vishwas and Kejriwal does not work out, AAP might head towards a split with around 30-35 MLAs backing Vishwas.

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