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Another AAP leader in Maha quits, joins Bhushan’s Swaraj Samwad

In another setback to AAP, senior leader Subhash Lomte on Tuesday resigned from all party posts citing “lack of democracy” in the Arvind Kejriwal-led outfit and joined Swaraj Samwad party which was launched by ousted rebels Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav.

This is the fourth resignation by party’s State Executive Committee (SEC) member in two months.

Lomte was a senior AAP leader and a member of SEC, which runs party affairs in Maharashtra.

He resigned from all party posts citing “lack of democracy” in the Arvind Kejriwal-led outfit and joined Swaraj Samwad, launched by Bhushan and Yadav who were expelled from AAP in April for “indiscipline and anti-party activities.”

Lomte was the party observer for Goa and Telangana and joined AAP in February last year.

Earlier, former SEC members Maruti Bhapkar, Manav Kamble and Savita Shinde had bid goodbye to Aam Aadmi Party decrying “democracy deficit” in the party, later joining Swaraj Samwad.

“There was no scope left for me to remain in the party after our leaders Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan along with two other senior leaders were booted out from the party after strangulating democracy,” Lomte said.

“So I decided to part ways with AAP and serve the cause of Swaraj Samwad that fits with my ideology and mission to address the issues of farmers countrywide,” said Lomte, Convenor of National Campaign Committee for Rural Workers.

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