Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Yogendra Yadav said that his party had taken a decision not to discuss the proceedings of Wednesday’s national executive meeting, adding that he and his party would keep fighting for their beliefs, both internally and externally.
“I have been getting messages from the AAP supporters from all across the nation in the last 12 hours. I want them to have faith, to have trust. This is not the time to give up their hopes on AAP. I want to promise them that we will fulfil the reasons for which this party was formed. We will keep fighting for our beliefs internally and externally,” said Yadav.
“Party has taken a decision that we should not discuss the proceedings of meeting. I read Mayank Gandhi’s blog but I won’t comment on that. All I want to say that finally, truth prevails. I have been saying this from the past two three days that there are dozens of people who are more deserving than I but even they are not holding any major posts but that doesn’t make a difference,” he added.
Yadav further said that he does not believe that the AAP has lost its transparency and suggested that no one should try to write the Kejriwal-led party off.
“It’s driven by volunteers. Also, it would be presumptuous for me and Prashant ji to believe that we were two conscience keepers of party. Party has thousands of conscience keepers. I also wish to say clearly, there was no bargaining in meeting,” he added.
Earlier in the day, Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal evaded questions on the removal of senior AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from the party’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC).
The AAP national executive took the decision of removing the duo, along with plans of reconstituting the PAC.
According to reports, eight members of the PAC voted in favour of Bhushan and Yadav, while 11 members voted against them.
The party also drew criticism from leaders across the political spectrum after it removed the two senior members from its top decision making body.
Kejriwal, meanwhile, has left for a naturopathy centre in Bangalore today to receive treatment for his deteriorating health.