AAP sacks two leaders from UP for corruption

Written by Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: Mar 22 2014, 10:49am hrs
Sending out a strong message to party office bearers, the Aam Aadmi Party on Friday sacked two leaders from Uttar Pradesh for demanding money in exchange for party tickets.

Addressing a press conference at his Tilak Lane residence, AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal announced sacking of Avadh Zone convener Aruna Singh and Hardois treasurer Ashok Kumar for demanding money in lieu of giving party tickets for Lok Sabha elections.

For the last few days we have received complaints that our party workers at the district level have been taking money in return of party tickets. We initially found it to be untrue. These two demanded money from prospective candidates in exchange of party tickets. We received complaints, following which we asked for evidence. When the party looked into the evidence, we found the allegations to be true,Kejriwal said.

However, no kind of financial transaction occurred. Based on the evidence, we decided to sack the two, he said, adding that the party was investigating 3-4 more cases.

Kejriwal gives car to Rohtak candidate

New Delhi, March 21: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal has given his blue Wagon-R car to Rohtak candidate Navin Jaihind for campaigning since he does not have a vehicle. Jaihind, who is contesting from Rohtak, also drove to file his nomination papers in Kejriwals lucky blue Wagon-R car.