Shimla: Aam Admi Party (AAP) exploring possibilities to emerge as a viable third front in Himachal Pradesh, was in for an embarrassment on Friday morning, as three of its party leaders including its state President joined BJP.

AAP state President Anoop Kesari, Organizational Secretary, Satish Thakur and Una Unit President Iqbal Singh joined BJP at BJP National President Jagat Prakash Nadda’s residence in the presence of Union Anurag Thakur late Thursday night, a day ahead of Nadda’s visit to Himachal

This sudden development sent the AAP in a tizzy and its top leaders took to social media, resorting to fault finding in an attempt of face-saving exercise and damage control.

AAP Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was the first one to tweet, followed by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendar Jain too were quick to react.

This has triggered a war of words between AAP and BJP.

AAP has alleged the BJP of fearing them and their desperate urgency of trying to change the perception of the people.

This particularly comes after AAP’s rally in Mandi the home district of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.  

Earlier, Union Minister Anurag Thakur has accused AAP for insulting Himachal by not giving local leaders a place on the stage, while the national President of the world’s biggest party gave time to meet the AAP leaders yesterday at midnight, following which they joined BJP.