In yet another sign of widening internal rift within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the close aides of party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have now released a recorded conversation with a journalist who had written a critical piece on party's affairs and held an informal breakfast meeting with senior leader Yogendra Yadav.
Differences in the AAP were wide open on Monday with the leadership said to be preparing for a crackdown on dissidents like Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav at the National Executive meeting on Wednesday when they could be removed from the party's apex decision-making body Political Affairs Committee (PAC).
The Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC), an advisory body for the city government, on Monday decided to form 20 task-force groups on various issues like women's security, water, electricity, pollution and unauthorised colonies, among others.
With the Congress proving unable to create enough space as opposition, the AAP has resolved to form a shadow cabinet to keep track of ministerial functioning in the Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP) coalition government in Goa.
The differences within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is out in the open with senior party leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan voicing dissent against the manner in which the party is being run by Arvind Kejriwal.
A letter by internal Lokpal (legal representative) points out towards the growth of two camps within the top leadership of the Aam Aadmi Party due to an “abject breakdown in communication and mutual trust”.
Crisis deepened in AAP with senior leader Prashant Bhushan accusing the party of running a "one person-centric" campaign revolving around Arvind Kejriwal during the Delhi elections contrary to its principles.
Hardening its position, the AAP government on Sunday rejected Union Home Ministry's panel of three senior IAS officials to pick one of them as the next Chief Secretary, asking the Centre to respect its choice of R S Negi for the the top post and cooperate with it to fulfil people's aspirations.
A strong pitch to reconstitute the party's political affairs committee (PAC) bringing in "new blood" and more "transparency" was made by senior APP leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav when a three-member panel met the two to defuse the simmering crisis in the party.
Amidst reports that the Delhi government has asked the VAT commissioner to take steps to boost revenue, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday sought to dispel the fears of traders in this regard and said that the stepping up of the target would not lead to their harassment by way of raids.