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Kejriwal supporters protest against Yadav, Bhushan outside NC meeting venue

March28/ 2015

New Delhi, Mar. 28: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s supporters on Saturday held a protest against senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leadersYogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan outside the venue for the party’s National Council meeting.

The protesters were shouting slogans denouncing the duo and were displaying placards with messages such as “traitors won’t be tolerated”, “our convener Arvind Kejriwal” and “throw traitors out of the party”.

Yadav, however, expressed his disappointment at the protest by his own party workers, saying he had never expected that such a day would come.

“I never thought such a day would come that my own party workers will raise slogans against me. A social movement was started for this? Look at these posters, volunteers using words like ‘gaddar’, ‘murdabad’, it is very unfortunate,” Yadav said.

The AAP national council meeting is set to take a decision on removing Bhushan and Yadav from the party’s national executive.

The internal rift within the party had widened after the founding members of the party-Yadav and Bhushan-were accused of working for the party’s defeat during the Delhi assembly polls last month.

Kejriwal supporters have accused the duo of anti-party activities while Yadav and Bhushan have in turn alleged that the internal democracy of the party had been lost.

The party has also been rocked by a sting featuring an alleged telephonic conversation between Kejriwal and AAP leader Umesh Singh.

In their discussion, Kejriwal reportedly used strong language against Yadav and Bhushan and threatened to quit the AAP to launch a new party.