New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Prabhat Jha on Wednesday alleged that the real fight in the 'self-centered' Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was over Rajya Sabha seats.
"This is a group of self-centered and selfish people and it will not work for much time. The real fight is about the Rajya Sabha, everyone is fighting for themselves. Neither the country nor Delhi have any expectations from this party," said Jha.
Meanwhile, AAP leader Bhagwant Mann defended his party, saying everyone has a right to express their opinions and all issues are resolved with discussions.
"Ours is a democratic party, the issues are resolved with discussions, everyone in the party has right to express their opinion," said Mann.
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.