A state of great confusion prevailed on Wednesday when dissident Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan admitted sending a fresh note to party Chief Arvind Kejriwal, while Yogendra Yadav denied sending any such letter.
A news agency has quoted Bhushan as saying that he has written a fresh note to Kejriwal, highlighting the “long-pending” issues he has been trying to raise.
The activist-lawyer, however, rubbished reports that he has offered to quit the National Executive if Kejriwal does not pay heed to his demands.
“I have not offered to resign from the National Executive, but yes, I have written a note to Arvind regarding the long pending issues,” Bhushan said.
He, however, did not elaborate on the content of the note or the issues he has raised with Kejriwal or when it was sent to the Delhi Chief Minister.
“The issues are the same that we are talking about. It is just more crystalised (in the note),” Bhushan said.
Sources close to Yogendra Yadav, too, denied that he has offered to quit along with Bhushan. However, Yadav told a news agency that neither him nor Bhushan has given the letter which is doing rounds in the media.
When asked about the report, senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh refused to make any comment, saying the party would not make any statement in this regard until the issue is resolved. “Why don`t you ask people who you are saying have sent the resignation?” added Singh.
Meanwhile, the party will hold its third round of meeting with Yadav’s representatives today, sources added.
Bhushan had highlighted several issues including inner party democracy (Swaraj), one-upmanship in the party and bringing in high level of transparency in the functioning of the organisation.
On Monday, Bhushan had sent an SMS expressing his desire to meet him and put an end to all the controversy. However, the Delhi Chief Minister responded saying that they will meet soon, but only after the on-going Budget Session.
Senior AAP leaders Sanjay Singh, Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh and Ashish Khetan — all known to be Kejriwal loyalists — met Yadav on Monday night and held discussions on several contentious issues.