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AAP's Sanjay Singh offered cabinet positions to 6 Congress MLAs in 2014, claims Congress's Muhammad Khan

Mar 12, 2015 03:47 PM IST Politics Politics
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New Delhi: As infighting in the Aam Aadmi Party gets ugly and allegations of luring rivals MLAs surface, another video of alleged horse-trading has surfaced. Former Congress MLA Asif Muhammad Khan has now claimed that AAP leader Sanjay Singh offered cabinet positions to Congress MLAs if six of them, 4 Muslims and 2 others, were ready to join AAP.

Khan is now threatening to release the tape. "I have video and audio recording of my meeting with Sanjay Singh and two unknown persons. The meeting took place at a journalist's residence in Noida. I recorded my meeting conversation with Sanjay Singh. I will make this tape public. Sanjay singh told me to convince other congress MLAs to support me," said Khan.

Khan added, "Sanjay Singh offered us ministry and other important positions in the Delhi government if four Muslim MLAs and 2 other Congress MLAs joined AAP."

The audio dates back to days before the dissolution of Delhi Assembly in 2014. AAP slammed the video saying it's just an attempt to blackmail them.

On Wednesday, former AAP MLA Rajesh Garg released a video in which Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is heard seemingly encouraging Garg to convince six Congress MLAs to support the party and form the goverment.

The AAP is on the backfoot and has been defending the party's national converner Kejriwal saying there was nothing to suggest in the tapes that he offered any money to secure support from 6 Congress MLAs to form the government in 2014.

Senior leader Ashutosh claimed the sting is being used to blackmail the party. He said, "If there is a second audio tape, we challenge them to release it. This is an attempt to blackmail the AAP. We will not allow that. It was Congress MLAs who approached us, we didn't approach them."