The resignation of Arvind Kejriwal from the post of AAP’s National Convener, which “still stands”, will be discussed at today’s National Executive meet where the party will take a call on the fate of senior leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan.
The party dismissed reports of a fresh move by Kejriwal to quit ahead of today’s meet, saying he had not taken back the resignation he had tendered during the national executive meeting last week.
“Arvind has not tendered a fresh resignation. In the last National Executive meet, he had quit, but it was vehemently opposed to by all the members.
“After the end of the meeting, a few members also visited Kejriwal’s residence late in the night to convince him to take back the resignation. However, he had not taken it back, so his resignation stands,” said a senior party leader.
In a letter to the National Executive on February 26, Kejriwal had offered to resign, saying he was “overburdened” and “too busy” with his work in Delhi, where he leads the AAP government after the party swept to power in the recent Assembly elections.
He wrote that he would not be able to efficiently handle the responsibilities of being both the Chief Minister and the party’s national convener.