AAP hit by another exit after television sting

Party’s face in Maharashtra tweets her displeasure after Kejriwal is shown in a sting

GN Bureau | March 11, 2015


#aap   #aam aadmi party   #arvind kejriwal   #anjali damania   #nitin gadkari  

The Aam Aadmi Party, grappling with crisis at national level, saw exit of Anjali Damania. Housewife turned activist Anjali Damania has quit the party and alleged that Arvind Kejriwal had indulged in horse-trading.

“I quit, I have not come into AAP for this nonsense. I believed him; I backed Arvind for principles not horse-trading,” she tweeted on Wednesday.

Damania’s decision to quit is surprising as she has been all along known as someone who was close to Kejriwal. Damania had backed the Kejriwal camp in the ongoing tussle with Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav. She had even accused Bhushan of wanting the party to lose the recent Delhi Assembly polls.

She is upset with Kejriwal after it came to the fore that he had allegedly tried to break away Congress MLAs to get the numbers to be back as Delhi CM after the Lok Sabha poll loss. The allegation is based on a taped conversation between Rajesh Garg, AAP’s ex-MLA from Rohini, and Kejriwal in July 2014.

Her tweet came soon after India TV ran a story on an audio sting by the former AAP legislator.

It is the second time that Damania has announced her resignation from the party. In June 2014, she had quit citing lack of communication within the party. She had unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha polls from Nagpur against Nitin Gadkari.

Damania’s had become the face of party’s campaign against corruption in Maharashtra.  A housewife-turned-activist, Damania exposed the irrigation scam in Maharashtra and also filed petitions against politicians in irrigation and Maharashtra Sadan scams.

Comments

 

Other News

Improving livelihood with financial access is the task ahead

“Demonetisation has created an entire system of digitisation and financial inclusion,” said PK Gupta, managing director (Retail and Digital Banking), State Bank of India, at the launch of the Governance Now India Financial Inclusion Case Book in Mumbai on Friday. He further stated though there

How Bhutan is enuring food security

When Bhupen Gurung from the Royal University of Bhutan told the audience at the TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi, about dropping levels of poverty in Bhutan, many public policy academicians were left intrigued. Coming from the ‘Land of Happiness’ (Bhutan ranked 97 among 155 countr

Uncivil servants

An IPS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre holding the post of assistant superintendent of police was caught cheating, using high-tech gadgets, while appearing in the IAS examination in October, as was widely reported in the media. The case has shaken the conscience of the enlightened citizenry and shows the rot t

Manufacturing will remain dark horse for economy: Niti Aayog expert

Manufacturing will remain the dark horse for the Indian economy, especially as labour-intensive industries shift from China, writes Sukhgeet Kaur, director, project appraisal and management division, Niti Aayog in an official

The un-importance of being Pravin Togadia

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) working president Pravin Togadia is in the news after a long time. This week, Togadia went `missing` for an entire day as the Gujarat and Rajasthan police were on the lookout for him, arrest warrant in hand. Togadia was later brought to a hospital in an unconscious state. At a p

Confused signals

Of late, there have been some anxious moments for broadcasters and no one knows where it’s been coming from, and why it’s happening. For starters, the ministry of information and broadcasting is the licensor for TV channels, in two categories: (i) news and current affairs (&lsquo

Current Issue

Current Issue

Video

CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter