New Delhi: A day after Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan extended an olive branch to Arvind Kejriwal by seeking a meeting, the AAP chief today responded, saying “will meet soon”.
An SMS was sent to Kejriwal yesterday morning on behalf of both the leaders.
In another sign of reconciliation between the two warring factions, senior leaders from the Kejriwal camp met Yadav late last night and held discussions over several contentious issues, hours after the Delhi Chief Minister's return from Bengaluru.
Both the camps have termed the discussions as “positive”. Party sources said AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh and Ashish Khetan met Yadav late last night and the discussions continued until 3 AM.
“We were bothered with what was happening in the party for the past few days. We started talks with Yogendra (Yadav) bhai. The start was good,” Sanjay Singh tweeted.
Sources close to Yadav too echoed similar sentiments. “There is peace after a three-hour sleep. There is peace now. We will be successful,” party leader Kumar Vishwas tweeted this morning.
Over the past few weeks, the AAP had been embroiled in internal turmoil with leaders from both the camps making accusations and levelling allegations against each other.
The Kejriwal camp had alleged that Bhushan and Yadav wanted the party to lose the Delhi Assembly elections and were attempting to remove the Delhi Chief Minister from the post of AAP National Convener.
The duo was dropped from the all-power Political Affairs Committee of the party at a meeting earlier this month.
Kejriwal flew back to Delhi last night after 12 days of naturopathy treatment in Bengaluru for chronic cough and diabetes.
According to sources, the meeting of AAP leaders with Yadav was an attempt to “break the ice”.
“The meeting was preliminary in nature. Prashant ji (Bhushan) had already sent a message yesterday. There was a lot of bad blood, so at least there was a meeting, which itself is a positive sign. We all had not spoken to each other since the March 4 meeting.
“But still there are issues on both the sides which need to be sorted out. However, it would be too early to comment on how things will pan out in coming days,” said an AAP leader.
The top brass of the party, excluding Yadav and Bhushan, is also expected to meet Kejriwal today and discuss the issue.