In an open letter to Kejriwal two days ahead of AAP's crucial national council meeting, Bhushan and Yadav said the the message conveyed to them during reconciliation talks was that either they should resign gracefully or face removal from the national executive.

Slowly it dawned upon us that the principle intent of these talks is to secure our resignation.

"We were told that you are not willing to be the national convenor as long as the two of us are members of national executive," Bhushan and Yadav said in the letter.

AAP leader Ashutosh, known to be a Kejriwal loyalist, cited talks have failed as Bhushan and Yadav were adamant on removal of Kejriwal as the national convenor.

"Talks failed. Prashant and Yogendra adamant on Arvind's removal from the chair of national convenor," Ashutosh tweeted.

In another tweet, he said, "Party is willing to accept all demands of Prashant/ Yogendra, not removal of Arvind. Why PB/YY are insistent on Arvind's removal? I am amazed."

In their letter, Yadav and Bhushan, who were already removed from party's powerful Political Affairs Committee, said they were told that Kejriwal was not willing to be the national convenor if they are part of the national executive.

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