In the unending epic of the internal crisis of Aam Aadmi Pary, party senior leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan accused party’s chief Arvind Kejriwal of stifling internal democracy and adopting unfair means to capture power. The AAP duo-leader said they will resign if their demands that sent earlier to the party are not met.
The two AAP leader accused the Kejriwal camp of using “ lies and conspiracies” to oust them from the party and alleged that any issue raised by them was being projected as questioning Kejriwal’s leadership and attempts to remove him from the post of national convener. “So many lies have been told. It is a lie that we have resigned,” Bhushan said, while speaking in a press conference in New Delhi.
Responding to the allegation, AAP leader Sanjay Singh said, “Yogendra Yadav ji and Prashant Bhushan have raised many questions in a press conference earlier today,” adding, “They’ve tried to give an impression that Arvind ji and all of us are at fault and we didn’t agree upon any of the things they proposed.”
Sanjay Singh, in response to the issues raised by the Prashant Bhushan, said the PAC has already decided on some of the five issues and some are being worked on. He further claims that Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan had tried to give an impression that Arvind and the others did not agree to any of the things they proposed.
Earlier in the day, Yadav said, “We had sent a note to the party placing our demands which is now being shown as our resignation letter. Whereas it was a conditional letter to resign. We had said if our five demands are met, we will resign from all party posts.”
The demands of Yadav and Bhushan included internal Lokpal to probe corruption charges against some leaders, more transparency, autonomy for local units, AAP to be open to RTI and removal of secret ballot for key votes.