AAP leader and Delhi Assembly Dy Speaker Bandana Kumari quits

New Delhi: Delhi Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker and AAP leader Bandana Kumari has tendered her resignation in the wake of defeat of the party’s candidate in recent MCD by-polls. A legislator from Shalimar Bagh, Kumari was unhappy with party nominating Anvika Mittal for a by-poll candidate.

Kumari’s resignation has been submitted to Delhi Chief Minister and AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal. The norm is to send the resignation to the Speaker.

There was no official word from AAP on Kumari’s resignation but a close aide of her said “yes, she has submitted her resignation to the Delhi CM.”

After winning five seats in the MCD by-poll, which was below the party’s expectations, AAP had said that it will introspect over the results and also ask the MLAs the reasons for the defeat.