Vishwas vs Kejriwal-Sisodia: AAP now a completely divided house
The Aam Aadmi Party was a dream that thousands of people breathed life into. Among them were three close friends — Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Kumar Vishwas.
As AAP turns five this month, it seems unlikely that the trio will ever be a cohesive group again. Recent developments indicate that the rift between poet-turned-politician Vishwas on one side, and Chief Minister Kejriwal and his deputy Sisodia on the other, has widened to an abyss. Sources from the two camps believed the strain in the friendship has hit a nadir. Bitterness has reached a point where a patch-up seems unlikely, they said.
The party’s National Council meeting held last week reflected this. Vishwas alleged that for the first time he was not among the speakers at the high-level meet. “I thought only the Congress and the BJP were scared of me,? he later said, taking a dig at the AAP leadership. The founder-members of the party, who participated in the anti-graft campaign that was the precursor to AAP, were known to be close friends. Vishwas often fondly reminisced how key decisions over the formation of the party took place at his residence in Ghaziabad.
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