Vinod Kumar, AAP candidate from the border constituency of Bhoa, yesterday alleged that he has been told to deposit Rs one crore as party fund or lose his ticket. He made serious allegations against two top AAP leaders – Sanjay Singh and Durgesh Pathak saying that they demanded Rs. 1 Crore amount from him after he was allotted the party ticket.
“I was called on November 12 at a house in Chandigarh. Sanjay Singh and Pathak told me I was not campaigning properly. They told me to get Rs 1 crore deposited with them so that they could take care of my campaign,” Kumar told the media.
“I told them AAP was fighting against corruption and our agenda was to campaign and contest the polls without spending money,” he said. “How can anyone who contests elections by spending Rs 1 crore be honest.
“When I questioned them, they told me to take Rs 30 lakh and give up my claim on the ticket for Bhoa seat. I suspect if they were demanding Rs 1 crore from me, they could have been offered Rs 2 crore by someone to get me replaced as the AAP candidate,” Kumar said.
He also added that Sanjay Singh made him speak to AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal on the issue of giving Rs 1 crore.
However, Sanjay Singh Singh denied the claims saying that the allegations of demanding money are baseless.
Challenging the allegations Sanjay said, “If anyone proves the allegations of demanding money, I will not only leave politics but quit public life as well. I am ready to face any inquiry regarding it.”