Internal rift has marred party's image: Aam Aadmi Party
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday accepted that the widening rift within its ranks has marred the party's image.
Noida: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday accepted that the widening rift within its ranks has marred the party's image.
AAP spokesperson Ashutosh said that things have really got deteriorated.
"Whatever is happening is not good. The party's image is getting marred," Ashutosh said.
"We never made the inside talks public because there are always some things that aren't done," he added.
Ashutosh further said the party belongs to the workers and added that they understand where the truth lies.
"The NC (national council) will decide about Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav and Arvind Kejriwal. We only want that we need to stay together despite the differences," he added.
Earlier in the day, AAP leader Kumar Vishwas asked his senior party colleagues Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav to leave the party 'gracefully' if nothing was working out.
Vishwas further said that there were some forces behind the rift in the party.
"Personal jealousy and frustration is there, but there are also some forces for the rift within the AAP," he said.
Vishwas had earlier last evening accused Yadav of being 'two-faced', claiming the latter's statements would vary depending on his audience, with different remarks made before the party and the media.
He also linked the calls for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's removal from the post of the AAP's national convener after Prashant Bhushan raised his objections.
Yadav, however, rubbished Vishwas' allegations, asking the latter to furnish proof for his 'ridiculous claims' that he, along with Prashant Bhushan, insisted on Kejriwal's removal.
The meeting of the AAP's 320-member national council would be held on Saturday during which a decision is likely to be taken on removing Bhushan and Yadav from the party's national executive.
According to reports, the 320-member national council members are basically India Against Corruption movement volunteers from various states who supported the idea of the formation of AAP.
They elect the national executive which chooses PAC members.