The dissident leaders of AAP, Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan , today accused Kejriwal faction of spreading lies in the media and wondered if the party is on the way to become just like any other party.
Addressing a press conference in New Delhi today, Prashant Bhushan alleged that Kejriwal even threatened to split AAP with his 67 MLAs if he and Yadav did not resign from Nation Executive of the party.
Yogendra Yadav said that he was surprised to note that Kejriwal camp linked everything with their resignation.
Yadav said that neither he nor Bhushan ever raised the demand of resignation of Arvind Kejriwal from National Convener’s post.
,Yogendra and Bhushgan stuck to their 5-point demand that included autonomy for state units, party Lokpal to investigate allegations leveled against the party, party volunteers to be included in decision making, transparency in party funding and bringing it under RTI and filling the vacancy in NE through secret ballot.
Yogendra Yadav said that they had asked for implementation of these demands and had offered to resign if these were conceded by Kejriwal camp.
Both Yadav and Bhushan accused Kejriwal camp of spreading lies and insisted that they had never resigned. They challenged Kejriwal faction to produce their resignation letters to prove their claims.
“Will AAP become just like any other political party?” asked Yogendra Yadav.
Prashant Bhushan said that differences cropped up just after Lok Sabha elections when Kejriwal tried to form govt with 6 MLAs of Congress parties.
“I opposed it saying it was unethical but Kejriwal sent a letter to LG in this regard despite the fact that we had filed a PIL in SC for dissolution of Assembly,” added Bhushan.