RIFT

  • AAP issues show-cause notices to rebels, seeks response in 2 days Yesterday

    New Delhi: AAP on Friday issued show-cause notices to rebel leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav for for alleged anti-party activities, taking final steps towards their expulsion, even as Yadav questioned the move saying it was against the principle of natural justice. AAP spokesperson Deepak Bajpai said separate notices have been...
  • Professor Anand Kumar will be national convenor of 'Swaraj Abhiyan', says Yogendra Yadav 3 days ago

    New Delhi: After announcing the formation of the non-political group 'Swaraj Abhiyan' which will try to establish the concept of 'swaraj' and work for strengthening 'alternative politics', Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rebel Yogendra Yadav has named professor Anand Kumar the national convenor of the group. "Swaraj Abhiyan will form a working...
  • Aruna Roy, over 100 AAP LS poll nominees to attend 'Swaraj' meet: AAP rebels 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The AAP rebel camp on Friday claimed that rights activist Aruna Roy, a former comrade of Arvind Kejriwal from his RTI campaign days, would be attending a meeting called by them next week along with over 100 Lok Sabha poll nominees who had fought on the party's ticket. A...
  • Arvind Kejriwal breaks his silence, says pained by dissent within AAP April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has finally broken his silence on the divide within the Aam Aadmi Party(AAP). He said he is pained by the dissent in the party and hopes that all issues will be resolved. Referring to party rebels Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan he said there...
  • Prashant Bhushan rejects Atishi Marlena's claim that Shanti opposed truce April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP dissident leader Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday rubbished criticism by former AAP spokesperson Atishi Marlena that he backed out of the reconciliatory talks with Arvind Kejriwal camp on his father Shanti Bhushan's insistence, saying the negotiations collapsed due to "trust deficit". In a letter to a section of AAP...
  • AAP 'warns' volunteers against rebel faction's meet April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The rebel faction of AAP led by Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan have started mobilising volunteers for the upcoming 'Swaraj Samwad' dialogue prompting a section of the party to issue a veiled warning to workers saying attending the meeting would be considered "indiscipline". The group is using social media...
  • AAP suspends national executive member from UP April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP National Executive member Rakesh Sinha on Thursday was suspended from the party days after he raised questions over the way its internal Lokpal Admiral L Ramdas was sacked and Prashant Bhushan was removed as the chief of its disciplinary committee. Sinha, a party leader from Uttar Pradesh, had...
  • Kejriwal gave consent for phone calls to AAP MLAs offering money to support BJP: Ex party leader March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: There is no end to mudslinging in the war-torn Aam Aadmi Party. In yet another allegation in a series of attacks, former party MLA Rajesh Garg has alleged that fake calls were made to AAP MLAs with party chief Arvind Kejriwal's consent. These calls were faked to be...
  • Great leaders must listen to criticism and dissent: Yogendra Yadav's advice to Arvind Kejriwal March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: With more allegations and counter allegations, the war within the Aam Aadmi Party is getting uglier. Firing a fresh salvo at party chief Arvind Kejriwal, rebel AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said that all great leaders should have the capacity to listen to criticism. Agreeing with his colleague Prashant Bhushan's...
  • After Bhushan-Yadav expulsion, AAP warns other dissidents March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: After expulsion of Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from its National Executive, AAP on Saturday sent out a warning to its other dissidents when its National Council gave full powers to the Political Affairs Committee to take disciplinary action against any member who issues statements to the media...
  • Not quitting as AAP Lokpal: Ramdas March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP's internal Lokpal, Admiral (retd) L Ramdas, on Saturday said he will not quit the post even though he was asked not to attend the crucial National Council meeting for which he had travelled all the way from Maharashtra. "I am neither quitting nor have I been asked to...
  • AAP becoming victim of its own success: Senior journalist Badshah Sen March 28, 2015

    Senior journalist Badshah Sen said that Aam Aadmi party (AAP) was becoming victim of its own success. "The original principles of the party have been abandoned. Thus, it is becoming like any other political party," said Sen. ...
  • Violence at the National council meet was pre-planned: Yogendra Yadav March 28, 2015

    AAP leader Yogendra Yadav called the National council meet a sham. "Democracy has been killed," said Yadav. On the other hand, Sanjay Singh said that the talks of the fights that happened in the meeting are all false. "I can also give evidences against such allegations," said Singh. ...
  • Social activist Medha Patkar resigns from AAP, calls sacking of Yadav, Bhushan unfortunate March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst widening rift within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), social activist Medha Patkar, on Saturday, resigned from the primary membership of the party. "I condemn what happened to Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan. They were treated unfairly," she said. Earlier on Saturday, senior AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan...
  • AAP National Council meet begins amid chaos, Yadav on dharna outside venue March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Chaos descended at the AAP's crucial National Council meet, which may decide the fate of its two dissident leaders, as Yogendra Yadav sat on dharna outside the venue claiming that certain NC members "not being allowed" inside. The meet has been witnessing incessant sloganeering against Yadav by a large...
  • Crucial day for AAP and its future: Yogendra Yadav March 28, 2015

    The crisis in the Aam Aami Party has escalated to a point of no-return and today could just be the day of split. Party leader Yogendra Yadav said, "Today is an important day. A day that can decide the future of one of the extraordinary political movement that resulted in...
  • AAP split wide open, National Council to decide Yogendra Yadav and Prasant Bhushan's fate March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The crisis in the Aam Aami Party has escalated to a point of no-return and today could just be the day of split. AAP National Council is likely to remove senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the party. AAP's Lokpal Admiral Ramdas and senior leader Rahul Mehra...
  • Yadav denies allegations of making calls to volunteers demanding Kejriwal's removal, backs it with proof March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: The crisis in the Aam Aami Party has escalated to a point of no-return and the group could be just a few steps away from a split. AAP leader Yogendra Yadav denied the allegation of calling up volunteers demanding the removal of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as...
  • There is no democracy in AAP, says Prashant Bhushan; calls Kejriwal a dictator March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan on Friday accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of behaving like a dictator. He said there is no democracy in the party and Kejriwal does not like people who could question him. "Kejriwal has several weaknesses, he is a dictator. There is no...
  • Bhushan, Yadav bare their heart out on rift within AAP, say lies being spread about them March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Baring their heart out, Aam Aadmi Party leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav on Friday hit out hard at the party's national convenor Arvind Kejriwal and lamented over the lack of democracy within the party. Raising explosive questions, Yadav said that they merely demanded a few things...
  • AAP's Yogendra Yadav releases 'conditional' resignation letter March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP leader Yogendra Yadav on Friday made public a "note", jointly written with Prashant Bhushan, which he had sent to the party on March 17 claiming that they had proposed their resignation from all party posts conditional to acceptance of their demands. Countering the claim made by Arvind Kejriwal...
  • AAP warring factions fail to make any headway in talks March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Reconciliation talks between the two warring factions in AAP, appeared to have been collapsed on Wednesday with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal insisting on Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan quitting the National Executive, ahead of the crucial National Council meeting on March 28. Sources said Yadav and Bhushan made it...
  • AAP row may end as leaders meet at Yogendra Yadav's house, Bhushan may meet Kejriwal March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: In a move to reconcile within the Aam Aadmi Party, senior party leaders held a meeting at Yogendra Yadav's residence on Monday. Senior party leader Prashant Bhushan on the other hand also sought a meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal giving signs of rapprochement between the two...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to return to Delhi on Monday, will discuss all the issues in detail, says Sanjay Singh March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is presently undergoing naturopathy treatment for high blood sugar and cough in Bengaluru, will return to the city on Monday. In his absence, Aam Aadmi Party was rocked by a series of stings and attacked by both the BJP and Congress. The big question...
  • Allegations against us are false, says Kumar Vishwas March 13, 2015

    Infighting in the Aam Aadmi Party gets ugly and another video of alleged horse-trading has surfaced. AAP leader Kumar Vishwas defended his party and said, "The allegations against us are false. The stings are a conspiracy against the Aam Aadmi Party." ...
  • Former AAP minority cell leader Shahid Azad releases audio clip of Arvind kejriwal March 13, 2015

    AAP Youth Wing Convener Shahid Azad on Thursday released another tape where Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is allegedly promoting communal politics. Kejriwal is heard talking to Chief of AAP's minority wing Irfanullah Khan. ...
  • Political realignment a reality, does not mean horse trading: Ashish Khetan March 12, 2015

    Former AAP MLA Rajesh Garg released an audio of his conversation with Arvind Kejriwal showing how the latter allegedly wanted to encourage horse-trading in 2014. Reacting to this, AAP leader Ashish Khetan said, "Political realignment is a reality but it cannot be considered to be horse trading." ...
  • Delhi MLAs being forced to sign papers against us: Yogendra Yadav March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP leader Yogendra Yadav on Tuesday hit back at the party leadership, accusing it of forcing Delhi MLAs to sign papers against him and Prashant Bhushan and said the country would know know the "whole truth" very soon. Yadav challenged the party leadership to make their response to the...
  • This statement will help end all the slander against us, says Yogendra Yadav March 10, 2015

    AAP leader Yogendra Yadav on Tuesday hit back at the party leadership, accusing it of forcing Delhi MLAs to sign papers against him and Prashant Bhushan and said the country would know know the "whole truth" very soon. ...
  • Bengaluru: AAP volunteers make a silent appeal to Arvind Kejriwal to keep the party united March 10, 2015

    Bengaluru: Upset with the ongoing rift within the party, Aam Aadmi Party volunteers staged a silent protest outside Jindal Naturopathy in Bengaluru, where national convener Arvind Kejriwal is admitted for a ten day course to 'detox' his body. The volunteers made a silent appeal for a united AAP. Some of...