Prashant Bhushan, Yadav fire another letter in AAP game of thrones

Prashant Bhushan had written a note to Kejriwal, which sources said, indicated that both Bhushan and Yadav were willing to forgo party posts if matters raised by the duo were introduced by the party.

Written by Dipankar Ghose | New Delhi | Updated: March 19, 2015 12:38 pm
Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan, AAP, Aam Aadmi Party, Yogendra Yadav Arvind Kejriwal with Prashant Bhushan.

If the two days since Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal returned to Delhi have been dominated by negotiations and meetings in the deeply divided AAP, they have also been replete with political posturing.

It emerged that senior leader Prashant Bhushan had written a note to Kejriwal, which sources said, indicated that both Bhushan and Yadav were willing to forgo party posts if matters raised by the duo — such as elections in other states, volunteer involvement and others — were introduced by the party.

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On Wednesday morning, however, both leaders, who were removed from the Political Affairs Committee in an acrimonious National Executive meeting on March 4, spoke in different voices. Bhushan confirmed the existence of the letter, but said he had not resigned. Yadav denied the existence of any such letter and told ANI, “Neither I nor Prashantji has given the letter which is doing the rounds in the media today.”

Sources in the Kejriwal camp insisted that a communication existed, the details of which were on the lines of the points made by the duo in a letter and a note to the National Executive on March 4.

“It was on the basis of this letter that a discussion took place between Sanjay Singh, Ashish Khetan and Ashutosh from Kejriwal’s side and Ajit Jha and Anand Kumar from the Yadav and Bhushan camp on Tuesday afternoon at Khetan’s residence. The letter conveys that certain issues such as volunteer participation and the party’s growth nationally were more important than posts and that they were open to stepping down if these matters were looked at,” a senior leader said.

These issues were discussed by the Political Affairs Committee, and, in what is a clear shift from a time when Kejriwal called ambitions of contesting in other states a sign of “ahankar”, leaders announced that the AAP would consider polls in states other than Delhi.

A meeting of members from both camps took place on Wednesday evening. Sources said, “nitty gritties” of what was announced after the PAC meeting was discussed. “These included timeframes as well as an appropriate role for Yadav.” They also indicated that an attempt will be made to meet both Yadav and Bhushan on Thursday.

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    Brij Lal
    Mar 20, 2015 at 3:15 am
    Do not fight. Co-operate and join together for the development and welfare of people. Opposition parties are laughing at your immature behavior. People will not forgive you if you continue with conflicts. Forget the past and work like a team. Do not go after offices. Such opportunity will not come again, if you continue fighting. No body will trust you.
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    MANMOHAN MISHRA
    Mar 19, 2015 at 4:57 pm
    PB & YY MAY PROPOSE ALL GOOD THINGS ACCORDING TO THEM,BUT NATIONAL EXECUTIVE HAS ONLY TO ACCEPT/REJECT BY MAJORITY VOTING.OF COURSE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE CAN NOT P RESOLUTIONS WHICH ARE AGAINST AAP IDEA OR FOR THE SAKE OF ELECTION SHOULD NOT OVERTLY/COVERTLY BRING IN MAFIAS TO ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP/EXECUTIVE,FOR THAT TRACK RECORD NEED BE STUDIED.
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    Ramkumar
    Mar 19, 2015 at 9:57 am
    Simple theory of animals when they taste the blood / meat of other new animal they get more interested in it. Off course human is also an animal, the same theory applies here too. Once tasted the power of full majority, they (Arvind team) bound to have dominance atude, which proves old history of Indian politics in new bottle in form of AAP party. God save Indians who thinks and do based on emotions and neglect the lesson learned from past. Don’t get emotional on slogans and freebies promises which can’t be implemented particle on ground with old system. But I am optimistic AAP entry in politics change the atude of Politian’s towards citizens of the country. The change will bring fruits in future. My only suggestion to AAP is not to indulge in extreme left and make Indians more lazy than today. Let the citizen work hard and earn each penny, political parties should make suitable atmosphere for them to earn the penny not to give them freely.
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    P.K.GHOSH
    Mar 19, 2015 at 11:45 am
    Mr. Prasant Bhuson or Mr. Yogendra Yadav. should be with constructive atude to build the future of the APP. The basic aim is to make corruption free country, to serve the country men with best available resources for up-liftment of the living standard of the people. we must create enough job opportunity to the people specially youth so that they are able to live as a civilised people in a developed country. we should create a scene so that doubts are created in the minds of people us. the way we think, the way we do, the way we show should be example to the others. Real leaders are those who shows innovative ways & means to fight the evils & create m awareness among fellow citizen about their rights & duties to the nations.
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    Poda De
    Mar 19, 2015 at 9:11 am
    aap is a broken mirror that can never be paired again. Ace aap Ape is behaving like a Wise Chimp. Delhites with their foolish greed for freebies did a disgrace to democracy by putting 67/70 in a single basket which will turn out to be a coffin-casket.
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    Mohan Mohan
    Mar 19, 2015 at 12:12 pm
    'Yadava Kalaha'
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