New Delhi: Differences in the top rung of Aam Aadmi Party have come to the fore with Manish Sisodia accusing Yogendra Yadav of targeting party chief Arvind Kejriwal and making internal matters public.
(L to R) AAP leaders Medha Patkar, Yogendra Yadav and Mayank Gandhi at a rally. File pic
In a letter written in response to Yadav's email, Sisodia said, "Your (Yadav) broad allegations are Arvind (Kejriwal) does not listen to the suggestions of the PAC (Political Affairs Committee).
I am surprised reading your email because till the time Arvind agreed with you, he was democratic." Sisodia was referring to the recent row between Naveen Jaihind and Yadav after which Jaihind quit the National Executive and the latter the PAC membership.
Yadav and Jaihind had unsuccessfully contested from Gurgaon and Rohtak Lok Sabha seats respectively. The former was the Haryana in-charge while the latter was the party's state convener. Sisodia and Yadav were not immediately available for their comment.
The letter, which was written earlier this week, said that it was Kejriwal who backed Yadav's decision of contesting from Gurgaon despite other PAC leaders opposing the move, but the AAP chief managed to convince others.
"When you wanted to become Haryana in-charge and wanted to be projected as the CM candidate despite opposition from other PAC members, Arvind backed you. At that time he was democratic (for you).
"The state of affairs of the party in Haryana is in a shambles. Volunteers talk about your fight with Jaihind," he said.