Marlena, in a letter to Yadav and Bhushan said that the party was almost arriving at a consensus with Bhushan and Yadav but Bhushan backed out because his father said 'No'.
In the letter she writes: "Admiral Ramdass (and other senior leaders) were involved in a dialogue to resolve the crisis, which would have paved the way forward for the very changes Prashantji and others talked about in the party.
But I was appaled Prashantji, because you refused to accept these terms since Shanti Bhushanji said no. The same Prashant Bhushan, who can take on the strongest forces in the country, didn't agree to something in the larger interest of the party because his father said no."
Meanwhile, Prashant Bhushan has reacted to Marlena's letter and denied that the negotiations broke down due to Shanti Bhushan.
"Atishi was not present during discussions and negotiations, so she is not aware of the full facts. Yadav ji and I had responded to her on email .These were private conversations, did not want to make them public," he said.