The Aam Aadmi Party could today sack its Punjab chief Suchcha Singh Chhotepur, who has been accused of taking bribe for assigning constituencies to party candidates for the assembly elections to be held early next year.
21 AAP leaders from Punjab, including members of Parliament Bhagwant Mann and Sadhu Singh, have written a letter to party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asking him to immediately sack Mr Chhotepur based on “our party’s principles of zero tolerance towards corruption.”
They cite as proof against the Punjab leader a sting operation in which the 65-year-old Mr Chhotepur is allegedly seen accepting cash from a candidate. AAP sources said the party leaders have enclosed a video clip with their letter to Mr Kejriwal; the alleged sting has not been made public.
AAP Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur, who was facing the party criticism following the cash sting video went viral on the social media. While addressing the media in Mohali Chhotepur said that he has been serving to party for past two and half years. He added that he had taken the party to this stage.