Eliminating all warring factions: AAP to throw out Bhushan, Yadav on March 28?

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New Delhi, March 17: As rival factions of the Aam Aadmi Party are working towards reconciliation, media reports say that the party is all set to throw the dissenters out.

According to report in Firstpost, Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav could be shown the doors on March 28, the day when 350-member National Council of the party meets.

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The report also said that Delhi CM Kejriwal who on Monday returned to Delhi after undergoing treatment at Jindal Institute of Naturopathy, will also step down from party's national convenor post.

It is reported that party leaders Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh and Kumar Vishwas are strong contenders for the post.

"Efforts are on to reach a consensus on the proposed ouster of the rebel leaders. A final decision in this regard will be taken in a meeting on Tuesday that has been called to finalise the agenda for the National Council, a senior party leader was quoted as saying in the report.

"After removing all dissenters, Kejriwal will also quit the post of party convenor," he further said.

Earlier on Monday, both Yadav and Bhushan extended an olive branch to Arvind Kejriwal by seeking a meeting. An SMS was sent to Kejriwal on Monday 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.

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.

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.

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