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Party members throw ink on AAP candidate

HTC  AJMER, March 29, 2014
First Published: 22:42 IST(29/3/2014) | Last Updated: 22:50 IST(29/3/2014)

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members threw black ink on Ajay Somani, the party’s Lok Sabha candidate from Ajmer parliamentary constituency, and tried to blacken his face during a meeting at the party’s election office in Vaishali Nagar area here on Saturday.

The party workers were reportedly angry after Somani withdrew his nomination citing personal reasons. AAP leaders Kiran Shekhawat and Jaishree Sharma accused Somani of betrayal. “He has killed the party before it could start its political journey in the district,” said Shekhawat. Somani has withdrawn his name to benefit a political party, she alleged.

However, Somani refuted the charges and said he had withdrawn his candidature due to personal reasons. “I withdrew after informing the party high command,” he said.

The district coordinator of the party, Kirti Sharan Pathak, said, “Somani’s decision has brought a bad name to the party and shattered the dreams of thousands of party workers.”

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