Yogendra Yadav optimistic ahead of National Council meet

With the Aam Aadmi Party`s 320-member National Council all set to meet later on Saturday, senior party leader Yogendra Yadav said the day will decide the future of one of the most extraordinary movements the country has witnessed.

ANI| Updated: Mar 28, 2015, 10:08 AM IST

New Delhi: With the Aam Aadmi Party`s 320-member National Council all set to meet later on Saturday, senior party leader Yogendra Yadav said the day will decide the future of one of the most extraordinary movements the country has witnessed.

"It`s an important day, the fate of the social movement out of which AAP was born, will be decided. It`s a day which will decide the future of one of the most extraordinary movements this country has witnessed," said Yadav.

"We have received messages and suggestions of thousands of volunteers, I`m sure their advice and well wishes shall not go waste," he added.

The National Council meeting today will take a decision on removing Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the party`s national executive.

The two factions within the AAP are at loggerheads with each other.

The internal rift within the party had widened after the founding members of the party Yadav and Bhushan were accused of working for the party`s defeat during Delhi Assembly polls last month.

Members supporting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have accused them of anti-party activities while Yadav and Bhushan have alleged that the internal democracy of the party had been lost.

The party has also been rocked by a sting featuring an alleged telephonic conversation between Kejriwal and AAP leader Umesh Singh.

In their discussion, Kejriwal reportedly used strong language against Yadav and Bhushan and threatened to quit the AAP to launch a new party.