Published by: Shobhit Kalra
Published on: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 at 15:28 IST
New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which claims of receiving money for the election campaign in form of donations, have come under clouds of controversies post a sting operation which alleged that party has raised funds through illicit means.
The sting operation has been conducted by a media outlet named Media Sarkar on Thursday.
The sting operation revealed that how Ilmi accepted bribe to malign the image of a company without seeking documents of company’s misdoings. A reporter, who pretended to be a company’s staff, asked Shazia to smear the image of his rival firm. She was offered a whopping sum to act likewise.
The video also show Shazia revealing that party (AAP) accepts donations in cash. She was also found telling ways of taking money through illegal means.
AAP leader Dinesh Mohania from Sangam Vihar was exposed on camera vowing to settle a person’s property dispute by applying certain tricks after winning elections.
Irfan Ullah Khan from Okhla constituency was ready to settle the reporter’s money dispute by any legal or illegal means.
Meanwhile, the micro-blogging website Twitter is trending a key word ‘India News’, a leading Hindi news channel, which reveals another sting of AAP conducted by the channel. India News channel alleged AAP of selling the Badarpur Assembly seat at Rs 2 crore.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led party gave ticket to Narayan Dutt Tiwari instead of Amrish Choudhury, who topped the list of AAP’s probable candidates in Badarpur Assembly segment.
AAP reportedly conducted an online voting to choose the party candidate from the Badarpur Assembly seat. 60 to 70 percent of votes were in favor of Choudhury but eventually the ticket was given to Tiwari.
When Choudhury inquired about it by sending a SMS to Arvind Kejriwal — “How much you took to sell the Badarpur seat?” — Kejriwal replied, “in Rs 2 crore.”
Meanwhile, Arvind Kejriwal or any of the Aam Aadmi Party candidates are unavailable for the comment over the sting operations.