New Delhi, March 27: AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Thursday denied that he and party colleague Yogendra Yadav had resigned from the party's national executive and accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of wanting to be with "yes-men".
Speaking to CNN-IBN news channel, Bhushan denied resigning from any party post and said Kejriwal does not like people who could question him. [AAP warring factions fail to make any headway in talks]
"He wants yes-men in the party, which is not good," he said, adding that Kejriwal's "willingness to cut corners" and using unethical means were his other problems.
Bhushan said he and Yadav would resign from all posts of the party, including that of the national executive, if the Aam Aadmi Party brings in democracy, transparency and accountability in the party functioning. [AAP's Yogendra Yadav releases 'conditional' resignation letter]
"We will have no objection in resigning from all party posts including from the national executive," he said, adding that they have not resigned and some partymen were spreading lies in public.
Bhushan said they never made any demand for Kejriwal's removal from the post of the AAP's national convener.
On being told that the party had accused them of asking for Kejriwal's removal from the post, he replied: "They are lying through their teeth."
Bhushan said every accusation by the party against them was untrue and his colleague Yadav had never asked to be the party in-charge in Haryana.
On whether Kejriwal wants them out of the party, he said, "Is it not clear?"
"It's clear to everybody," he said, adding that he had asked for a meeting with Kejriwal by sending SMSes on March 16 and 17, but the chief minister refused on one or the other pretext.
"He has been meeting all sorts of people but he can't meet us," he charged.The AAP has been embroiled in an internal tussle after taking power in Delhi. The pro-Kejriwal camp has accused Bhushan and Yadav of trying to oust the chief minister. Both have denied the charge.