Don't lie, we were thrown out of AAP by you: Yogendra Yadav to Arvind Kejriwal

Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan are in no mood to relent even as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he would be happy if the dissident AAP leaders return to the party.

Last Updated: Jul 18, 2015, 14:30 PM IST

New Delhi: Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan are in no mood to relent even as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he would be happy if the dissident AAP leaders return to the party.

While lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Friday called Arvind Kejriwal a "hypocrite and shameless", Yadav today said he and Bhushan were thrown out of AAP by the Delhi CM.

“It does not befit such a leader to lie about facts,” Yadav told news agency ANI.

Reacting strongly to Kejriwal`s statement, Bhushan had yesterday tweeted: 

Yadav had also tweeted yesterday, saying he never left the path of honest politics, but Kejriwal deviated from the principles of the party.

Kejriwal told a television channel on Friday: "If Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan come back, it will be good."

Both Yadav and Bhushan were expelled from the AAP in April for alleged anti-party activities following an acrimonious two-month-long war of words between the founding members of the party and Kejriwal backers.

Since then, Yadav and Bhushan have publicly accused Kejriwal of being intolerant of dissenting voices.

The two later launched a "Swaraj Abhiyaan" campaign to force the AAP to return to what they say were its foundational ideals.