Rift in AAP: Arvind Kejriwal says he will get Kumar Vishwas convinced over Amanatullah Khan controversy

03 May , 2017 , 12:04 AM
Kumar Vishwas (Image: PTI)
Kumar Vishwas (Image: PTI)

Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal and other leaders tried to convince Kumar Vishwas over Amanatullah Khan controversy on Tuesday. Kejriwal expressed confidence that they will get Vishwas convinced. 

Earlier in the day, Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas on Tuesday addressed a press conference at his residence. Kumar Vishwas got emotional while speaking and said that he will be taking major decision this night.

Manish Sisodia said that Kumar Vishwas was called to PAC but he is commenting on television. He said that People very well know that who are going to get benefit out of this.

On April 30, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tried to quell speculations of a rift between him and Kumar Vishwas, days after the senior party leader differed with him over EVM tampering as the reason behind the AAP's recent poll defeats.

Party chief Kejriwal also warned party leaders against trying to create a divide between him and his "younger brother" Vishwas, after AAP's Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan alleged earlier in the day that Vishwas was trying to "usurp" the AAP and that he harbours ambitions of leading the party.

Here are the updates:

# Reports say Kejriwal and Vishwas along with Sisodia went to Sisodia's house at Mathura road

# Before leaving Kejriwal said Vishwas is an old friend and he is upset. We will convince him

# Then Kejriwal Sisodia and Vishwas left together

# Kejriwal and Sisodia met Vishwas for just 2 minutes

# Kapil Mishra, Sanjay Singh and Ashutosh accompanied Arvind Kejriwal

# Hope that we will convince Kumar Vishwas, says Arvind Kejriwal

# Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia reached residence of Kumar Vishwas

Kumar Vishwas supporters raise slogans against Amanatullah Khan

Supporters raise slogans in support of Kumar Vishwas and AAP

Supporters gather outside Kumar Vishwas' residence

Here are the excerpts from the press conference:

# I will not be silent on mistakes of party

# MLAs coming from other parties attacked me

# I will speak when it is a matter of country

I hoped that Amanatullah will be ousted from party

# Amanatullah attacked me earlier

# Viswas showed dissent to the party

# Amanatullah alleged Viswas to be BJP’s agent

# I don’t have any desire to become CM, deputy CM

# I will not ask for forgiveness from anyone

# I will take decision this night

# I will not join any party

Also read: Kumar Vishwas aiming to become AAP boss, alleges party MLA Amanatullah Khan; Kejriwal quashes 'rumours'

Also read: Kumar Vishwas says Arvind Kejriwal's stand on surgical strikes reason behind AAP’s poll debacles

First Published: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 05:51 PM
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