After Shanti Bhushan snub, Kejriwal denies rift within AAP

New Delhi; Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday denied any rift within the party, as claimed by senior party leader Shanti Bhushan, and said that if the latter has any complaints against the party, he can approach the Lokpal.

ANI| Updated: Jan 22, 2015, 14:43 PM IST

New Delhi; Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday denied any rift within the party, as claimed by senior party leader Shanti Bhushan, and said that if the latter has any complaints against the party, he can approach the Lokpal.

"Everyone is free to give their own view in this country. We have a Lokpal where anyone can complain. If Shanti Bhushan has any complaints, he can bring it out. However, there is no internal damage within AAP," said Kejriwal.

Earlier in the day, senior AAP leader Shanti Bhushan came out in support of the Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate for Delhi, Kiran Bedi.

Bhushan hailed Bedi for her contribution in the 'India Against Corruption' movement, and said she would provide a very clean and efficient administration in Delhi.

He added that all was not well within the AAP and even stated that the party should be happy if the former IPS officer becomes the chief minister of Delhi.

The senior leader also called for a reorientation within AAP stating they must stress on "reforming political system and improving political standards".

The elections for the 70-member Delhi Assembly will be held in a single phase on February 7, with the counting of votes set to take place on February 10. (ANI)