AAP's drama continues: Arvind Kejriwal quits as party convener just before national executive meet

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New Delhi, Mar 4: Barely few hours before national executive meeting of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was scheduled to begin, party convener Arvind Kejriwal has reportedly tendered his resignation from party's national convener's post.

Kejriwal resigns as AAP convener

Kejriwal has reportedly resigned from the party's convener's post to concentrate over Delhi government. This news has given a fresh twist to the ongoing internal tussle in AAP.

The 21-member national executive meeting of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will be held on Wednesday, where the fate of party's two dissident leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav is likely to be decided.

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Earlier too, Kejriwal had tendered his resignation as party's national convener in the national executive meeting held on Feb 26, party sources said, a move which was vehemently opposed by members.

The sources said Kejriwal was upset after a section of leaders raised the issue of him playing dual role of the Delhi Chief Minister and the party convener. Kejriwal is believed to have demanded more freedom to run the party.

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"In the National Executive meeting, Kejriwal had offered to resign, having become the chief minister. He had also sent a note and also conveyed his decision over the phone. The move was vehemently opposed by everyone, including Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav. On the same night, NE members met Kejriwal and conveyed that they had rejected his proposal of quitting.

"A suggestion also came up to rejig the PAC, but a final decision will be taken by Arvind (Kejriwal)," said a senior party leader.

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