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Ashutosh resigns from AAP, cites 'very very' personal reasons; party requests him to reconsider move Read In Hindi

Journalist-turned-politician today announced his resignation from Aam Aadami Party, citing personal reasons.

Reported by: India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 15, 2018 13:50 IST ]
Journalist-turned-politician Ashutosh has resigned from AAP
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Journalist-turned-politician Ashutosh has resigned from AAP

Journalist-turned-politician Ashutosh today announced his resignation from Aam Aadami Party, citing personal reasons. 

Every journey has an end. My association with AAP which was beautiful/revolutionary has also an end.I have resigned from the PARTY/requested PAC to accept the same. It is purely from a very very personal reason.Thanks to party/all of them who supported me Throughout.Thanks, Ashutosh said in a tweet. 

Ashutosh contested the last general election in Delhi's Chandni Chowk, but lost. He was once considered close to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the national convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Sources say he wasn't happy at being sidelined lately.

Before joining politics Ashutosh was a senior journalist by profession. 

AAP's Delhi unit spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said his resignation has not been accepted yet and he has been asked to reconsider it.

Senior party functionary and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said, "We all will request Ashutosh to take his resignation back."

AAP's Delhi unit convenor Gopal Rai said, "It is sad. We will talk to him". 

(With inputs from PTI)

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