Chandigarh: Barely six months before the Punjab Assembly Elections, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has got into a big controversy. Sucha Singh Chhotepur, convenor of AAP in Punjab, has been caught taking money in a sting operation.
The video was shown to AAP national convenor and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal upon his return from Himachal Pradesh, where he had gone for a Vipassana retreat from August 1 to 11, and he was “very upset”, said a Delhi-based, senior AAP leader, who briefed the media on the issue on Wednesday, on the condition of not being named.
Meanwhile AAP is likely to expell Sucha Singh Chotepur from the party within 2 days for anti-party activities, sources told us.
AAP was forced to contemplate strict action against Chotepur after allegations of him accepting money for ticket distribution surfaced. Senior members of the investigating committee told that evidence is undeniable. Sources also said there is no other option but to expel the AAP convenor after what he has done.
Trouble for Singh started when few volunteers approached leadership claiming Chotepur had promised them tickets. On 4th August when first list of AAP candidates was released, Chotepur had walked out of the presser claiming locals are being ignored and central leadership is giving tickets to sycophants. Till recently Chotepur was being seen as a big CM probable for AAP.