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Rift in AAP, Prashant Bhushan joins Yogendra Yadav

AAPThe internal war within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has worsened further, as two of its founder members declared an open war against their national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying there is no democracy within the party.

The letter written by Bhushan and supported by Yadav, questioned Arvind Kejriwal’s style of functioning, party ethics, candidate selection, fundings etc and sought the reconstruction of AAP’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC) and Executive Body.

In the letter, apparently written to members of party’s national executive, Bhushan has raised questions about the party running a “person-centric” campaign in Delhi polls and not following some of its professed principles.

He has also raised questions about selection of candidates for Delhi polls and surreptious attempts to seek support of the Congress after AAP’s first stint in government.

Earlier, the internal Lokpal of the AAP had raised serious concerns over the party affairs and confirmed the growing dissents within the party. The Lokpal also admitted the existence of two rival camps in AAP. The party’s internal Lokpal, Admiral L. Ramdas (retd) warned of “two camps” and “abject breakdown in trust between topmost leadership” and sought clear signals that all senior party members were united.

Meanwhile, AAP’ Delhi Unit Secretary Dilip Pandey has openly criticised Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav and accused them of hatching a conspiracy to unseat Arvind Kejriwal.

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