New Delhi, Jan 15: Former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal may have denied reports of having grudges against each other and respected each other for pursuing their own political aspirations. But recent chain of events hint that the friends-turned-foes are now preparing to make an all out attack against each other.
"She is citizen of this country and is free to contest from anywhere she wants," Kejriwal told reporters here.
But hours after the press conference, Kejriwal took a swipe at Ilmi by retweeting one of her tweets, dated November 21, 2013 titled 'Hypocrisy, thy name is BJP'. The tweet by Ilmi, who was in AAP at that time, criticises the BJP and the Congress over its funding.
After AAP chief's swipe now, its Ilmi, who quit the party lashing out at a "coterie" surrounding Kejriwal, who has decided to avenge her humiliation. Shazia has reportedly told media persons that she'll soon hold a press conference and expose AAP.
"I want to expose AAP for what it is and I will do whatever I can to that effect," Shazia Ilmi said talking to reporters.
Ilmi, a prominent woman and minority face of the party contested the 2013 assembly polls from RK Puram and lost by a slender margin, has maintained her silence over joining the BJP but rejected the reports that she's going to contest from New Delhi assembly.
The saffron party, which is in talks with Ilmi since months, wants to field her against Kejriwal from New Delhi, but she is keen to contest from Okhla, reports say.