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Suspicious scheme in motion to humiliate AAP MLAs: NCP

Updated: Sep 12, 2016 08:33 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 12 (ANI): With scores of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs being booked on various allegations of molestation, intimidation or corruption recently, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday expressed suspicion, saying there seems to be a design made to humiliate the AAP MLAs.

"Well the allegation against yet another AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan of molestation is now creating some kind of suspicion in the minds of the people because every other day, one MLA of AAP is picked up and is receiving some kind of charge-either of molestation, intimidation or corruption," NCP leader Majeed Memon told ANI.

"It seems there is a design to ensure that one after the other, an AAP MLA is humiliated. As far as Amanatullah is concerned, he immediately chose to quit because he feels because he is an AAP MLA, he should be subject of such controversial allegations," he added.

The NCP leader further stated that people should wait and see whether the allegations made against the AAP MLAs are true and, if, they are found to be correct then it was a very disgusting thing for AAP as a whole.

AAP, which was formally launched in 2012, is currently embroiled in several controversies.

The comments from the NCP come after the Arvind Kejriwal-led party yesterday defended Amanatullah Khan against whom Delhi Police has filed an FIR following molestation charges levelled by his relative.

The party has rejected his resignation, which he had tendered, saying the controversy surrounding him is his family's internal dispute which is being given political colour.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told reporters in New Delhi, it is a six-year-old family matter and his in-laws are dragging him into it.

He said party's internal probe found no wrongdoing his part. Mr. Sisodia also criticized Delhi Police for acting promptly against AAP workers without verifying facts.

Khan had on Saturday tendered his resignation from all posts including the chairman Delhi Waqf Board as well as MLA.

A case of sexual harassment has been registered against Khan in southeast Delhi's Jamia Nagar Police station.

Meanwhile, Delhi Police has filed an FIR against another AAP MLA and former minister Somnath Bharti and his supporters for allegedly misbehaving with security guards of AIIMS on Friday. (ANI)