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Colonel Ajay Kothiyal, who was AAP's CM face for Uttarakhand, resigns from party

Colonel Ajay Kothiyal (Retd), who was the chief ministerial candidate of the Aam Aadmi Party for Uttarakhand, resigned from the membership of the party on Wednesday.

Shashwat Bhandari Written by: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Updated on: May 18, 2022 19:08 IST
Colonel Ajay Kothiyal (Retd) resigns from the Aam Aadmi
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Colonel Ajay Kothiyal (Retd) resigns from the Aam Aadmi Party.

Colonel Ajay Kothiyal (Retd), who was the chief ministerial candidate of the Aam Aadmi Party for Uttarakhand, resigned from the membership of the party on Wednesday.

"I have been a member of the Aam Aadmi Party from April 19, 2021 to May 18, 2022. Keeping the feelings of ex-soldiers, ex para-military personnel, the elders, women, youths and the intellectuals, I am sending you my resignation on May 18," Colonel Kothiyal said in his letter addressed to AAP convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The AAP had suffered a rout at the hustings with Kothiyal losing his deposit from the Gangotri assembly seat.

Kothiyal is said to have been unhappy with the way he was being treated by the party after the debacle in assembly elections. He had not been invited to a party meeting held in New Delhi recently to analyse its performance in Uttarakhand.

Announcing the name of Kothiyal for his party's chief ministerial candidate in August last year, Kejriwal had then said the decision to pick the former army officer as the party's CM face was based on the feedback received from people of the state.

The AAP had fielded its candidates on all the 70 seats in the state elections, but could not win any of them.

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