Attacking Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his "dictatorial" tendencies and for "ruthlessly stifling" voices of dissent, Bhushan said after the meeting that all options were open to them to challenge the decision.

"It is true that we can move the court, Election Commission or call another meeting of the NC. All options are open," he added.

Providing "inside details" of the meet, which witnessed turbulent scenes, the two leaders accused Kejriwal of instigating the NC members against the dissident leaders in an "orchestrated performance" and of inaction when certain members were being heckled.

They alleged that Kejriwal during his speech threatened to resign if they were not removed from the national executive.

"He gave a dramatic speech for around one hour and it was full of allegations against us. He threatened to resign if we were not removed. He also accused Shanti Bhushan of anti-party activities without taking his name. Then 10 people including MLAs like Kapil Mishra stood up and started shouting slogans calling us traitors. The drama went on for 5-7 minutes during which he (Kejriwal) stood like a statue," Yadav said.

Yadav cited that the party convenor left soon after the speech, citing "official engagements" after making Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai the chairman of the meet. Within seconds Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia "moved the resolution" to remove them.

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