Today, Aam Aadmi Party, could Sack their Punjab chief Suchcha Singh Chhotepur, who has allegedly taken a bribe for assigning constituencies to party candidates for the assembly elections meant to be held early next year.
A letter was written to AAP convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by 21 AAP leaders from Punjab, including members of Parliament Bhagwant Mann and Sadhu Singh, asking him to immediately sack Mr. Chhotepur based on “our party’s principles of zero tolerance towards corruption.”
They orchestrated a sting operation against the Punjab leader in which the 65-year-old is allegedly accepting cash from a candidate. According to AAP sources with the letter the party leaders have enclosed the video to Kejriwal, but the clip has not been made public.
Delhi CM has called a meeting with top party leaders in Delhi to discuss the fate of Mr. Chhotepur. “There will be action against Chhotepur,” predicted AAP spokesperson in Punjab Himmat Singh Shergill.
Chhotepur on the other hand has denied all allegations and is demanding the sting be shown to him. “This is a conspiracy hatched against me by some of my own partymen…I will disclose everything on Friday,” said former Punjab minister, who will address the matter in a press conference in Chandigarh today.
Why hasn’t AAP made the sting clip public? Was this a preconceived attempt by AAP to get rid of Chhotepur? Seeing AAPs backlog, this could be very likely.