Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kapil Mishra on Sunday asked former colleagues Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan to re-unite and reclaim the party. “I would like to apologise to few people who were leaving the party and at that time like a blind follower I stood beside Arvind Kejriwal,” Kapil Mishra said. “I especially want to apologise to Prashant Bhushan ji, Yogendra Yadav ji and to all those who raised their voice against brewing corruptions in the party but I did not pay heed, I would like to request them to save the party. Let’s clean AAP and eliminate the corrupt from the party,” he added. However, Mishra didn’t get the desired response from Yadav, who instead questioned the intention behind his apology. Responding to Mishra, Yadav termed him ‘late Lateef’ in understanding the true face of the party and asked whether his apology is out of ‘remorse or revenge’.
“I would like to know if this apology is out of remorse or revenge. If remorse, then I would like him to apologise to the thousands of party workers whom he feels may have been let down and reveal the gospel truth about the internal politics that were twined into the party when I left it,” Yadav told ANI. He even suggested Mishra to resort to a ‘maun vrath’ (silence) hereafter and asked him to reduce the number of press conferences he organises, ANI reported. Yadav further dismissed personal grudges against the senior AAP leaders and said that he left the party owing to their principles and the founding principles of the party at the time of its inception.
“We are mere symbols of the AAP’s basic principles. We did not have personal issues. We are still on the same path. Those who want to join us are free to do so,” said Yadav. Earlier, Mishra giving another jolt to party chief Arvind Kejriwal, and called on all-ex AAP members who quit the political outfit citing corruption in the cadre, to join hands and clean the party. The leader urged all the former AAP members to stake their claim.