Dismissing reports that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was holding talks with them for their return into the party, Swaraj India founders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav on Monday said there was no such possibility.
Bhushan retweeted a media report that quoted Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas as saying so and dubbed it as "absurd".
AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Sunday expressed displeasure over the AAP's functioning and said the party needed to go back to the basics.
He said the party workers were in talks with many of their colleagues who had since left the AAP, including Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, and apologised for any wrongs done by the party.
"There are no talks or possibility of our returning to AAP, which has betrayed all the ideals of the anti-corruption movement," Bhushan tweeted.
Yadav took to Twitter and said he was "surprised" on reading what Vishwas had said a day before.
"Really? Must be very secret, since both of us have not heard about it! In my knowledge, there is no possibility of this happening," he said in a series of tweets.
Kumar Vishwas told media after a volunteers in the AAP office in Delhi, "Dialogues are being held with them (Subhash Ware, Anjali Damania, Mayank Gandhi, Dharamvira Gandhi, Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav) by volunteers. We will ask for forgiveness for the mistakes we did." PTI reported.
"If no one has joined a political party and wants to come here... if one has formed a political party and wants to merge their party with ours... if someone went back for doing social work after being unhappy with us... the list is long. From Subhash Ware to Anjali Damania, Mayank Gandhi, Dharamvira Gandhi to Prashant ji and Yogendra ji. We are synchronising the list (of such people)," Vishwas said.
Yadav and Bhushan were sacked from the AAP in March 2015 for alleged anti-party activities. They had hit out at AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his "supremo style of functioning" and lack of transparency in the party.