Pressure on Kejriwal to quit as national convener?


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After the landslide victory in Delhi elections, there are signs of dissent  emerging in the Aam Aadmi Party . According to media reports there is apparently pressure to remove Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal as the national convener. Addressing the  media party spokesperson Sanjay Singh amid reports of differences,  said, “People in the party have made a joke of us.”

Senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav had accused the leadership of violating party principles saying that they had “faltered on several counts”. Referring to Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, Bhushan also criticized the “one person-centric” approach of the party. Matters had come to a head after Bhushan shot off a letter to colleagues on February 26, the day the AAP national executive met.

He however wrote that before the dissolution of the last Assembly “attempts were being surreptitiously made to seek Congress support to form the government again in Delhi without having to contest elections”.

Meanwhile, Yadav said all the stories on the crisis in the party are “imaginary” and it was time to work after the big victory in the polls and not indulge in “small acts”. He said the people of Delhi have given the party a massive mandate and one should not indulge in these small acts.

However Kejriwal’s team had hit back strongly by accused Bhushan and Yadav of “attempting to unseat Kejriwal”. Sanjay Singh, tweeted: “The people who want to remove Arvind Kejriwal from the National Convener’s, do they know what the worker is feeling?”


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