Yadav, Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal and Yogendra Yadav talk to the media.IANS file

As talks of Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan being expelled from AAP gather momentum, party leader Kumar Vishwas said on Friday that the "rebel duo" should "quit and exit the party gracefully".

Vishwas also blamed "external forces for creating trouble within AAP", reports NDV.

Meanwhile, while addressing the media on Friday, Yadav made the following points:

  • We have lost confidence of many
  • People across the country pinned their hopes on AAP
  • A lot has broken in the last one month
  • Democratic talks only possible in AAP
  • Can't treat volunteers like Cong, BJP
  • Gave conditional offer to resign
  • Demanded transparency, probes
  • Hope National Council talks will be on issues
  • Party convenor is not the issue at all
  • Many AAP volunteers' dreams smashed

With the crisis within the party threatening to get out of hand, AAP could be just a day away from a split. It's going to be D-Day on Saturday as far as the fates of Yadav and Bhushan are concerned when a meeting of 400 members of the party's National Executive Council takes place.

Kejriwal has still remained silent about the ouster of Yadav and Bhushan from AAP's Political Affairs Committee three weeks back. The duo on its part however alleges that they are being victimised because of demanding transparency and internal democracy.