Minister Kumar Vishwas confronted his boss and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s gag order to remind him on Tuesday that the Aam Aadmi Party commence as a movement at his home with just three people - Mr Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and Mr Vishwas.
The 46-year-old AAP head stood outside his home, teary-eyed, as he said he "will take a decision tonight." On Tuesday night, Arvind Kejriwal besides his deputy Manish Sisodia met Mr Vishwas, who is expected to declare tomorrow whether he will stay on in AAP or quit.
"Kumar Vishwas is inherent part of our movement...he is upset, but I'm hopeful that we will be able to convince him," Mr Kejriwal said after meeting Mr Vishws at his Ghaziabad home.
Rumours about Mr Vishwas' growing closeness to the Bhartiya Janta Party [BJP] have swirled ever since he had lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi a few years ago. He has earlier refused any plan to join to the BJP. Today he brought up his acclaim of PM Modi, saying he felt no need to apologise for it.
Kumar Vishwas, a famous Hindi poet and satirist with a mass following, was implicated thisv week of plouting a coup to overthrow Mr Kejriwal as AAP chief. A Delhi Legislator Amanatullah Khan also stated that if he failed in his takeover bid, Mr Vishwas planned to join the BJP taking with him several AAP legislators.