Maharashtra leader Anjali Damania quits AAP, says she didn't join party for horse trading
Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader from Maharshtra, Anjali Damania on Wednesday quit the party.
Mumbai: Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader from Maharshtra, Anjali Damania on Wednesday quit the party.
"I quit... I have not come into AAP for this nonsense," she tweeted.
Referring to party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, she tweeted:
I quit.. Ihave not come into Aap for this nonsense. I believed him.. I backed Arvind for principles not Horse-trading http://t.co/lxMaBkwxeO
— Anjali Damania (@anjali_damania) March 11, 2015
Right after the news of Damania quitting AAP broke, another AAP MLA Rajesh Garg also made allegations against Kejriwal of attempting to indulge in horse trading ahead of the Delhi elections.
According to CNN-IBN, Garg alleged that Kejriwal encouraged horse trading and wanted to garner support of six Congress MLAs.
Garg also released a an audio tape of his conversation with Kejriwal to back his claims against the Delhi chief minister. He says the conversation took place days before the dissolution of the Delhi government in 2014.
The latest events come as a big setback for AAP which is already in the eye of a storm after founding leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav were removed from the party's parliamentary affairs committee. A section of the party headed by Kejriwal had alleged that they wanted to remove Kejriwal from the post of National Convenor.
An exclusive report by Firstpost earlier in the day had also said that 67 MLAs of the party were allegedly forcefully made to sign letters to remove Yadav and Bhushan.
The report says, "The two-page letter drafted in Hindi (a copy of which is accessed by Firstpost) mentions the charges against the two, which include ‘anti-party activities’, ‘making adverse statements in the media’, ‘conspiracy to tarnish the image of Arvind Kejriwal and remove him’ among others. The party leadership has reportedly asked the MLAs to put their signatures on a “blank sheet” attached to the said letter."
With IANS inputs
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