Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that some people are trying to create a rift between him and senior party leader Kumar Vishvas. He added that such people are ‘enemy of the party’ and that no one can separate the two of them. “Kumar is my younger brother. Some people are trying to showcase a rift between us, such people are the enemy of the party. Nobody can separate us,” Kejriwal said on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Amanatullah Khan, AAP MLA from Okhla, openly alleged that Kumar Vishwas was conspiring with the BJP to create a rift in the party. He added that Kumar had asked some legislators to join the BJP with an offer of Rs 30 crore each, IANS reported. The report said that Khan circulated a WhatsApp message saying Vishwas had called some AAP MLAs to his home with the offer at the behest of the Bharatiya Janata Party. “Kumar Vishwas called some MLAS and asked them that he should be made the party convenor,” the legislator from Okhla was quoted as saying by AAP. He added that they were also made a ‘second offer’ – “to join the BJP which was ready to pay Rs 30 crore to each one of them.”
“I think all this is being done at the behest of the BJP,” Khan added. He further said that four AAP MLAs have been tasked for this and they were arranging meetings of legislators with umar Vishwas. He further added that a minister has held meetings with these MLAs, citing 10 unnamed MLAs who “revealed this to me”.
कुमार मेरा छोटा भाई है। कुछ लोग हमारे बीच दरार दिखा रहे हैं,ऐसे लोग पार्टी के दुश्मन हैं !वो बाज़ आयें। हमें कोई अलग नहीं कर सकता
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 30, 2017
Khan, in a conversation with IANS, asserted that he indeed had circulated the message because “Vishwas wants to usurp and break the AAP”. Speaking to a news channel on Friday, Kumar Vishwas said the party won’t hesitate in taking a call on the change in its leadership after its poor show in Delhi municipal polls. Going against the party line, Kumar said that blaming the EVMs entirely for its poll defeats was wrong as there was mistrust among people for the party.