New Delhi, March 27:
A new tape surfaced on Friday in which Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal purportedly slams senior leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan and threatens to walk out of the party to form a new outfit.
The tape which found its way to TV channels, and whose authenticity could not be confirmed, has a voice seemingly of Kejriwal accusing Bhushan and Yadav of plotting the Aam Aadmi Party’s defeat in the Delhi assembly polls and threatening to walk out of the party.
The development further exacerbated the ongoing rift in the party.
AAP leaders, however, sought to dismiss it.
Senior leader Ashutosh said: “Anybody can say things when they are angry. Even when my father is angry, he says such things. This is a conspiracy.”
Prashant Bhushan, however, said: “It pains me to see the depth of animosity that Arvind has developed towards me and Yadav.”
“It hurts me to hear such things,” he said.
Since storming to power in Delhi last month with a brute majority, the AAP has been embroiled in an internal crisis that has pitted Bhushan and Yadav against Kejriwal, the party’s best known face.
The AAP national executive will meet on Saturday. IANS