Former AAP politician joins Congress in Punjab

Photo of former AAP leader Yamini Gomar.

Chandigarh: Former senior leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Yamini Gomar today joined the Congress party in Punjab.

Gomar is the face from Dalit community and was a member of the AAP national executive and the party’s candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha election from the Hoshiarpur parliamentary constituency.

No her joining the party she was welcomed by Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh.

She told the media here that she had quit the AAP earlier this month as the party had deviated from its ideology for Punjab.

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Gomar said that the AAP leadership has become “anti-Dalit, “anti-Sikh” and “anti-Punjab”.

She put allegation of the AAP national leaders Sanjay Singh and Durgesh Pathak of manipulation in allotment of tickets and managing affairs of the party in Punjab.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha election from the Hoshiarpur reserved seat Gomar had polled over 2.13 lakh votes. She finished third behind the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress candidates.

Elections to 117 assembly seats in Punjab are likely to be held early next year.

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