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  1. Aam Aadmi Party crisis: Arvind Kejriwal reacts to Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan row, calls it ‘betrayal’

Aam Aadmi Party crisis: Arvind Kejriwal reacts to Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan row, calls it ‘betrayal’

Breaking his silence over the simmering Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) crisis, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today indicated that he...

By: | New Delhi | Updated: March 12, 2015 5:20 PM
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Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal along with his deputy Manish Sisodia meeting with social activist Anna Hazare at Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi. PTI

Ahead of Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) national executive meet, breaking his silence over the simmering crisis within the party, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today indicated that he was extremely upset, but would not be sidetracked from his stated primary objective of delivering on his development agenda for the public.

The AAP has been in the news over the last few days over its internal Lokpal report as well as reports that both Yogendra Yadav and eminent lawyer Prashant Bhushan had tried to unseat Arvind Kejriwal from the position of the chief of the Aam Aadmi Party.

“Deeply hurt and pained by what is going on in the party; this is a betrayal of trust that Delhi posed in us,” says AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal.

“I refuse to be drawn into this “ugly” battle. Will concentrate on Delhi’s governance,” Arvind Kejriwal added.

 

   

 

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal with Manish Sisodia, Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav and Kumar Vishwas, in New Delhi. PTI

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal (C) with (extreme right) Manish Sisodia, (extreme left) Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav (in background left) and Kumar Vishwas (in background right), in New Delhi. PTI

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AAP has convened a meeting of its national executive tomorrow to decide on all issues, including the latest controversy over differences in the party.

Meanwhile, following an interview by Bhushan to a TV channel, Ashish Khetan, a key member of the AAP’s Delhi unit, accused party patron Shanti Bhushan and his son and daughter — Prashant and Shalini — of wanting to control all the wings of the party.

“Those who are floating the ridiculous one man party theory wanted to make AAP one family party,” Khetan said on twitter.

“Father son daughter trio of Shanti Prashant & Shalini (sic) wanted to have a vice-like grip on all party wings, from PAC to policy committee to National Executive,” he further said.

The tweet was immediately retweeted by senior AAP leaders close to Kejriwal.

Another party leader and its Delhi convener, Ashutosh, said that Prashant Bhushan should have raised the issue of “personality cult” at the national executive meeting tomorrow instead of airing it publicly.

“Prashant ji should have raised issue of personality cult in NE, to be held tomorrow instead in media. NE should have discussed/taken a call.

NE is highest decision making body/is empowered to decide on any issue/can direct anyone accordingly. Best forum to discuss/decide,” Ashutosh tweeted.

Aam aadmi Party, Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan, Manish Sisodia A file photo of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Arvind Kejriwal with Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan and Manish Sisodia at a press conference, in New Delhi on June 8th 2014. (Express photo by Ravi Kanojia.)

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