New Delhi: Anjali Damania, senior AAP leader from Maharashtra, resignation on Wednesday has confused party volunteers. The sudden resignation will add an unexpected twist within the party in the state.
Damania's resignation was an aftermath of party's Lok Sabha debacle when the party failed to win a single seat and polled only 2.2 per cent in the state.
As reported by Indian Express, Mayank Jain, AAP's Mumbai secretary, said the donations received by the party have taken a hit since the meeting where the two were voted out of the PAC. “Many volunteers in Maharashtra are unhappy as they feel that Yadav and Bhushan were treated in an unreasonable manner,” he said.
Of Maharashtra's two members in the national executive committee, Ware voted for Yadav and Bhushan staying on, while Mayank refrained from voting.
Speaking in support of Kejriwal, Damania had lashed out against Mayank for criticising him openly, against Yadav for anti-party leaks and his silence about Ware occupying twin posts: Maharashtra convenor and national executive member.
In reply to a tweet, Damania wrote on Wednesday, “I hate these coteries & camps. But trust me there is an underlying truth. Pray it will come out soon enough.”
Damania's party colleague Preeti Sharma Menon, however, said, “Anjali is under a lot of strain due to this ongoing conflict in party. She tends to react emotionally. She will withdraw her resignation soon.”
Ware, however, denied there are any factions in AAP Maharashtra. “The party recognizes Kejriwal is our leader and both Yadav and Bhushan have made important contributions. Anjali's reaction against me and Mayank as well as to the sting tapes were just extempore,” he said.