Zee Media Bureau
Mumbai: Just hours after offering their resignation on Friday, Aam Aadmi Party leaders Anjali Damania and Preeti Sharma-Menon made an u-turn and withdrew their resignation.
Damani and Preeti got back into the party fold after being assured of the formation of a transparent new state executive.
AAP leader Mayank Gandhi told PTI on Thursday evening that a meeting was held with Damania, AAP state convener, and party workers, and some "very important" resolutions were passed after which both the leaders withdrew their resignations.
He also tweeted to make the announcement public:
Anjali & Preeti are back!!! Volunteers were highly motivated & it seemed we are back to the earlier Josh!
— Mayank Gandhi (AAP) (@mayankgandhi04) June 5, 2014
Menon, the party`s state secretary, was not present at the meeting but the outcome of the meet was conveyed to her and she has agreed to withdraw her resignation, he said.
"A new state executive will be formed that will have an increased representation of farmers, Dalits, women, youth and members of the minority community," Gandhi said.
Earlier, Damania and state secretary Preeti Sharma-Menon - quit the party. Damani n her resignation message to the party leadership said: "Dear colleagues, with a heavy heart, I am ending my association with AAP."
"My greatest regards for Arvind (Kejriwal), who is like an elder brother. All I want to request is that please do not have any conspiracy theories over my exit," she said.
Both Damania and Sharma-Menon are believed to be upset over certain organisation issues and internal party mechanisms which prevented them from concentrating adequately on important social and electoral issues, said a party office-bearer.