Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan during a press conference in Gurgaon on April 10, 2014.IANS File

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesperson Sanjay Singh said on Monday that for the past six to eight months, some party members have been trying to strip Arvind Kejriwal of the convenor's post.   

"The party will not be able to function smoothly when its senior members target Arvind ji and make efforts to defame the party," Hindustan Times quoted Singh as telling reporters.

He said that Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will continue to remain the party's convener.

At the press meet, Singh also said that AAP's national executive meeting will be held on 4 March to discuss in detail the rift within the party, the leakage of letters written by party leaders, and other recent developments.  

"Constant leaks of letters written by party members has made the party look like a joke," Singh said.

Besides, the meeting will also discuss the role of Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav in the party. 

It is expected that at the meeting, Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav will be asked to quit the posts they hold in the party's Political Affairs Committee (PAC), or accept "non-active" roles in the party, said HT, quoting sources.

The sources added that Yadav and Bhushan won't be asked to quit the AAP, but if prefer to leave, the party won't stop them.