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Senior AAP leaders worked for BJP in Lok Sabha polls: Kerkar

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Former AAP leader Swati Kerkar today alleged that some of the senior party leaders were working for BJP during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Kerkar, who recently joined Congress, was AAP candidate from South Goa constituency in the Lok Sabha elections. She suffered defeat at the hands of BJP's Narendra Sawaikar. Congress candidate had stood second.

Kerkar alleged that during the polls AAP leaders "back-stabbed" her and worked for BJP which helped them emerge victorious.

"Ihad joined AAP in 2014 as at that point it (AAP) was looking as a people's party and following the ideology of (social activist) Anna Hazare," Kerkar told reporters here.

"However, during election campaign and post results, I realised that some of the senior AAP leaders were working for BJP. I was left all alone. They back-stabbed (me)," she claimed.

"AAP was always a B team of BJP," she alleged.

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First Published: Thu, September 29 2016. 23:22 IST