AAP turmoil: Kejriwal reaches out to angry Vishwas

RSTV Bureau

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia tried their best to placate co-founder member Kumar Vishwas on Tuesday night, after he had hinted at breaking up from the party.

FILE: New Delhi: File photo of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing a press conference in New Delhi with Dy CM Manish Sisodia. Photo - PTI

FILE: New Delhi: File photo of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing a press conference in New Delhi with Dy CM Manish Sisodia.
Photo – PTI

Chief Minister Kejriwal and his deputy, Manish Sisodia huddled with Vishwas to control the damage caused to the party after a massive defeat in Delhi Municipal Corporation polls.

“Kumar is our old associate. He is a little angry now, but I am sure we will convince him,” Kejriwal said after the meeting.

From there, Mr Kejriwal and Mr Sisodia, along with Mr Vishwas and the other leaders, went to the CM’s residence at 6-Flagstaff Road, where the meeting continued till late at night.

AAP leader Kumar Vishwas speaks to media at his residence in Ghaziabad  on Tuesday.

AAP leader Kumar Vishwas speaks to media at his residence in Ghaziabad on Tuesday.

The emergency meetings were held following a combative Mr Vishwas, defying the party’s gag order, appeared to hit out at the leadership at a press conference

However, after an hour of closed door meeting with Kejriwal and other AAP leaders, Kumar Vishwas left CM’s residence without speaking to the media.

The Delhi chief minister and his deputy had visited Vishwas at his residence in Ghaziabad late on Tuesday night to hold talks with him.

“He is an inseparable part of our movement. He is upset with us. We are sure that we will be able to convince him,” Kejriwal said.