AVAM volunteers ransack Patel Nagar office, claims AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party, jostling to counter infighting within, faced another problem on Wednesday when one of its offices was ransacked by volunteers of a breakaway group of the party.

AVAM volunteers ransack Patel Nagar office, claims AAP
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New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party, jostling to counter infighting within, faced another problem on Wednesday when one of its offices was ransacked by volunteers of a breakaway group of the party.

The AAP has claimed that its Patel Nagar office was ransacked by volunteers of AAP Volunteers Aawaz Manch (AVAM).

Party spokesperson Deepak Bajpai claimed that some 60 volunteers of AVAM barged into the Patel Nagar office in the evening under the pretext of protesting against the ongoing crisis in the party.

A senior party leader said the volunteers, under the pretext of carrying out a candle light march, also pitched for a united AAP before carrying out the attack.

"AVAM volunteers ransacked the party office and tore some posters. We have lodged a complaint with the police in this regard," Bajpai said.

Delhi's ruling crisis-hit AAP faced further shocks on Wednesday as senior leader Anjali Damania quit the party after a sting on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal while two other senior leaders ousted from its top body reiterated their calls for inner-party democracy.

But Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, in the same breath, pleaded for an end to an unprecedented internecine war which has rocked the party even as some AAP legislators in Delhi sought their expulsion.

Kejriwal, meanwhile, remained in near seclusion in a hospital in Bengaluru, where doctors said he was responding well to the naturopathy treatment for his persistent cough and high blood sugar levels.

(With Agency inputs)

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