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Delhi Cabinet minister Raaj Kumar Anand quits AAP, says party ‘mired in quicksand of graft’

AAP Patel Nagar MLA and Delhi Cabinet minister Raaj Kumar Anand on Wednesday resigned from the primary membership of the party, which he claimed is “mired in the quicksand of graft”.

Addressing a press conference at his residence after tendering his resignation to party general secretary Sandeep Pathak, he said, “I had entered politics when Kejriwal had said that if its politics changes, the country will change. But today, I say with much regret, that politics did not change but political leaders did. The AAP was born out of a movement against corruption, but today this party is mired in the same quicksand of graft.”

The social welfare minister further accused the AAP of not giving due respect to Dalits and individuals from backward communities in the CM Arvind Kejriwal-led party’s organisation. “They (AAP) put Babasaheb (Ambedkar)’s picture in each press conference, each government office but when it comes to following his ideals. Reservation is mandated by law but when it comes to actual representation — not even a single one of our 13 MPs is a Dalit or someone from the backward communities,” Anand said.

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