Yogendra is ‘dear friend, valued colleague': Kejri
Kejri: Yogendra is ‘Dear Friend, Valued Colleague\' Yogendra Yadav is a very dear friend and a very valued colleague. Had long discussion with him\" and added that he \"raised some important issues.
New Delhi: With the Aam Aadmi Party mired in bitter infighting, its chief Arvind Kejriwal got into damage control mode and attempted to reach out to the leaders who have voiced unhappiness over the party's way of functioning.
After meeting party colleague Yogendra Yadav at his residence this morning, reportedly to sort out issues raised by him in an email sent to AAP leaders, he tweeted, "Yogendra Yadav is a very dear friend and a very valued colleague. Had long discussion with him" and added that he "raised some important issues. All of us will work on it." He later said "All differences within the party have been ironed out." In another tweet, he said, "We will also try to get Shazia back."
Ms Ilmi, one of the most prominent faces of the party, had quit on May 24, arguing that there was "a lack of inner democracy in a party that continuously talks about Swaraj (self-rule)." Yadav, who had offered to resign from the Political Affairs Committee of the party on June 1, has claimed that the party is "falling prey to personality cult." Manish Sisodia, a founder member of the AAP, shot off a letter to Mr Yadav, accusing him of targeting Mr Kejriwal and making internal matters public.
In the letter he contended, "Your 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."