'Dictatorship' prevails in AAP, says Satish Upadhyay

Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay on Wednesday said that dictatorship prevails in the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

ANI| Updated: Mar 04, 2015, 12:30 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay on Wednesday said that dictatorship prevails in the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Upadhyay reiterated his party's earlier stand that the AAP lacks internal democracy.

"We have earlier said that there is no internal democracy, dictatorship prevails there. People have to think about what promises the Aam Aadmi Party came in with and what is happening," he told ANI here.

BJP leader Vijay Goel echoing similar sentiments said the internal conflict within the AAP should not stand as an obstacle in the delivery of their promises.

"This is an internal matter of the AAP. But there should be no effect of all this on Delhi because this is their time to deliver," he said.

The AAP is embroiled in an ugly internal strife barely a month after forming a majority government in Delhi.

AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan are likely to be asked to put forth their clarifications in the party's national executive meeting due to take place today.

There is unconfirmed speculation that the duo may be eased out of the national executive, which is the AAP's top policy body.

The decision, if carried out, would mean that Bhushan and Yadav would cease to be decision makers in a party that is sure to expand its wings in the country once it cements its foundation in Delhi.

There are reports of a majority of the national executive being in favour of the ouster of the duo, as they feel both have brought a bad name to the AAP by talking about the lack of so-called internal democracy in the party.

Earlier in the day, Yadav had said he was hopeful the party's national executive meet would result in some 'good news'.

The AAP has announced that National Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is unlikely to attend today's national executive meeting, as he is flying to Bengaluru for naturopathy treatment for ten days to recover from diabetes and a consistent bout of cough.

In Kejriwal's absence, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will look after the affairs of the national capital.