Non-resident Indian supporters of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in 32 countries have urged the party to stay "united", even as the party's national executive committee meets on Wednesday to discuss its internal crisis.
"In a large organization, difference of opinion are expected but we believe that everyone involved in this issue has the best interest of party and our country at heart, and hence should remain united to tackle the larger problems of corruption, growth and human rights," the appeal, signed by 32 AAP NRI chapters said, reports PTI.
These chapters are in the US, the UK, Japan, Australia, France, Canada, North Carolina, Qatar, Kenya, New Zealand, Netherlands, West Central Africa, Germany, Oman, Singapore, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and others.
They said that events in the past few days have saddened them, as it comes within weeks of the party's landsilde victory in the recently-held Delhi Assembly polls.
"We are very excited about our victory and the opportunity to make lasting positive change in Indian governance. However, we are very distressed at the recent turn of events and the crisis of mistrust among leadership," AAP NRI supporters said.
The appeal has been emailed to the national executive committee (NEC).
Meanwhile, AAP member Yogendra Yadav, who has been accused of indulging in "anti-party activities," has expressed hope that the NEC meeting would bring some "good news."
"AAP was born out of hopes and aspirations of people, these hopes cannot go in vain, you will hear good news in the evening," he said, according to India TV.
He seemed to be bracing up for a possible disciplinary action by the NEC.
"If I have done anything wrong, I should be punished for that. If I have violated discipline, action should be taken," he said, adding: "If I am not capable enough to be in PAC, I should be removed, but leaving a post doesn't mean I will leave party."
PAC refers to Political Affair Committee, AAP's top decision-making body.