Vishwas like my younger brother, no one can separate us: Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that there were no truth in the reports of a fissure between him and his party colleague Kumar Vishwas.
Kejriwal, on Sunday, tweeted, "Kumar is my younger brother. Some people are showing fissures between us. They are the enemy of the party (Aam Aadmi Party) and they should refrain from this act. Nobody can separate us."
There have been reports that everything is not being well between Kejriwal and Vishwas, particularly after AAP faced electoral setbacks in Goa, Punjab and MCD elections.
Vishwas was reported to be unhappy with how he was sidelined from the party's campaign team in the two states that went to polls in February.
Vishwas was sent to Goa but, according to sources close to him, it was a case of too-little-too-late.
More recently, the divide within the AAP over its leadership's claim of EVM rigging appeared to widen, with Vishwas pointing to reasons beyond the party's official stand to explain its recent poll defeats.
Vishwas, a member of party's top decision making body – the Political Affairs Committee – said there had been a "communication gap" between the party, its volunteers and voters, adding that the AAP is getting "Congressionised" to an extent.
Meanwhile, AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan alleged that Vishwas was conspiring to break the party and had asked some legislators to join the Bharatiya Janata Party with an offer of Rs 30 crore each.
Khan circulated a WhatsApp message saying Vishwas had called some AAP MLAs to his home with the offer at the behest of the BJP.
"Kumar Vishwas called some MLAs and asked them that he should be made the party convenor," the legislator from Okhla said. Vishwas, according to Khan, gave them the second offer "to join the BJP, which was ready to pay Rs 30 crore to each one of them."
"I think all this is being done at the behest of the BJP," Khan said, adding that four AAP MLAs have been tasked for this and were arranging meetings of legislators with Vishwas.
The four MLAs also held a meeting with an unnamed minister at his residence, Khan claimed, citing 10 unnamed MLAs who "revealed this to me".