Even as the top leadership of the AAP seems to be ironing out differences ahead of the party’s National Council (NC) meeting on March 28, members continued to raise the issue of the ouster of senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav.
Yadav and Bhushan were removed from the AAP’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC) by the party’s National Executive (NE) on March 4.
On Sunday, a resolution by a Northwest Mumbai unit of the AAP surfaced on Twitter.
The purported resolution asked the National Council to reconsider the removal of Bhushan and Yadav.
It even criticised the PAC for allegedly not following “constitutional process” and raised objections to the manner in which the leaders were removed.
Incidentally, senior AAP leader Mayank Gandhi — who contested elections from Northwest Mumbai — had written about the differences between party chief and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Bhushan and Yadav in a blog entry.
He had also outlined the proceedings of the National Executive meeting on March 4.
When contacted, Gandhi declined to comment on the authenticity of the resolution but maintained that volunteers and members from various parts of the country were trying to put their views to the party before its NC meeting.
Meanwhile, some members of the party also alleged that “a great amount of lobbying” was being carried out for chairing the NC session on March 28.
In a few days, the party will also hold an NE meeting for deciding the agenda of its NC meeting. Expected to be held next week, the NE meeting is likely to see Yadav and Bhushan in attendance, sources said.
Sources said since internal party differences are expected to be discussed in the NC meeting, the outcome of negotiations between the two factions in the next few days will have a bearing on the agenda for the NC meeting.