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Anjali Damania quits AAP over sting audio

anjali_damaniaAam Aadmi Party leader from Maharashtra, Anjali Damania bid adieuu to AAP on Wednesday. Damania said in a tweet that she had joined the AAP on the principles of the party and not for horse-trading. Ms Damania said that she believed in Arvind Kejriwal and had backed him for principles. According to reports, Ms Damania was upset with Mr Kejriwal after it came to the fore that he had allegedly tried to break Congress MLAs to get the numbers to be back as Delhi CM after the loss in Lok Sabha polls.

The allegation is based on a taped conversation between Rajesh Garg, AAP’s ex-MLA from Rohini, and Kejriwal in July 2014. Mr Garg has also confirmed that he indeed had a conversation with Kejriwal, in which the Delhi CM said that he wants to break MLAs away from the Congress. 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.

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 only to take a U-turn. She had then been assured of the formation of a new state executive that would be transparent and broad-based to ensure adequate communication with party workers. Damania had unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha polls from Nagpur against Nitin Gadkari.

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