New Delhi, March 28: The crisis in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which decimated the Narendra Modi-led BJP in the crucial Delhi assembly election last month, has reached a point of no return.
Saturday could see a split in the party as the AAP National Council is likely to show the door to senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav.
The split became imminent on Friday after a series of press conferences. While Yadav and Bhushan first took on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, terming him as a dictator who is surrounded by yes men, the pro-Kejriwal camp said an hour later that despite the AAP's agreeing to the duo's demands, they had backed out at the last minute.
Another party leader said they could not able to reach any compromise since some people with vested interests were trying to derail the government in Delhi.
An audio tape released by a party volunteer claimed the Delhi chief minister was using expletives against dissident leaders like Yadav and Bhushan and even threatened to form a new party.
Kejriwal loyalists hit back at it saying "private" conversations were being recorded to "blackmail" the leadership.