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AAP crisis deepens: Yadav, Bhushan shoot open letter

AAP crisis deepens: Yadav, Bhushan shoot open letter
The ongoing rift within the Aam Aadmi Party seems to have escalated by a considerable notch, with senior AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan on Wednesday, writing an open letter to the AAP volunteers, asking them to stay calm and contemplate over what has happened so far.

In his letter, Yadav has mentioned that Kejriwal was trying to strike a deal with the Congress party to form a government in Delhi after the Lok Sabha polls. “In the letter, we have provided a background of the recent happenings and responded to the allegations levelled against us,” said Prashant Bhushan.

In a joint letter to the volunteers, the duo has rebutted the allegations of anti-party activities levelled against them by the party’s top brass and raised questions on the ‘unilateral decisions’ by AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal. The letter offers a point-by-point clarification of all the points raised against them by topmost leaders of the AAP, including Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Sanjay Singh and Gopal Rai.

They alleged that their rift with Kejriwal started after the Lok Sabha polls, when the AAP chief mooted forming a government again in Delhi with the support of the Congress, to which, they opposed.

“Kejriwal was adamant on the formation of government. We opposed to this, insisting that it would send across a very wrong signal to the volunteers nationwide, with the Congress being completely rejected by the Delhi voters recently. However, Kejriwal went ahead with his efforts on government formation and continued doing so, until a month prior to the elections,” the joint letter said.

The leaders also rejected the allegation that they were releasing some very confidential communications, saying if they wanted to, they could have gone public certain secret papers, which would have really harmed the party.

“It was also very strange that after the Lok Sabha elections, Sisodia, Sanjay and Ashutosh demanded that all members of PAC should put in their papers so that Kejriwal could restructure a new PAC. Demands were made to disband the National Executive also. So, it was pertinent to oppose those unconstitutional moves,” the letter said.

Meanwhile, some unidentified persons attacked the party office in Patel Nagar here.

The untoward incident takes place hours after Anjali Damania quit AAP citing allegations of horse-trading against Kejriwal.
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