Party’s face in Maharashtra tweets her displeasure after Kejriwal is shown in a sting
GN Bureau | March 11, 2015
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.
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