The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday removed dissident leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the national executive.
The AAP national council, which met today to decide on founder members Yadav and Bhushan, also removed Ajith Jha and Professor Anand Kumar from the national executive.
Earlier on Friday, Bhushan and Yadav had hit out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, accusing him of stifling internal democracy and adopting unfair means to capture power.
They alleged that any issue raised by them was being projected as questioning Kejriwal's leadership and attempts to remove him from the post of AAP's national convener.
The tussle got murkier later in the day after a secretly-taped phone conversation was leaked in which the AAP chief is heard abusing Bhushan and Yadav and threatening to exit the party with 67 Delhi MLAs.