New Delhi, Aug. 25 (ANI
): After a sting video allegedly showing him accepting money from a party volunteer surfaced, the Aam Aadmi Party
(AAP) is set to "remove" its Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chottepur.
The party's Political Affairs Committee (PAC) is likely to meet at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence on Friday to take a final call on his removal, said well-placed AAP sources.
In the meantime, AAP national convener and party's Punjab affairs' in-charge Kejriwal purportedly refused to meet Chottepur and asked him to file his clarification before the party's Punjab state committee.
Sources said the Punjab State Committee has written to Kejriwal to remove Chottepur after the sting video showing him accepting bribe surfaced on social media.
However, Chottepur in a tweet said that he had reservations on the last two lists of candidates in Punjab announced by the party and wanted to meet Kejriwal. "Have reservations on second AAP candidate list too, waiting to meet Kejriwal," he tweeted on Tuesday.
Chottepur later in a statement issued on Thursday said that he would be holding a press conference in this connection on Friday to bring out the truth before the people of Punjab.
"I have been working day and night to strengthen this party. But some of my party colleagues are trying to tarnish my image by levelling false and baseless allegations. I will be holding a press conference in this connection to bring out the truth before the people of Punjab," he said.
Chottepur had earlier dared the AAP leadership to make the video clip of him accepting money public to prove that it was corruption. (ANI