Amid a volley of stings which have rocked the Aam Aadmi Party, former Congress legislator Asif Mohammad Khan on Friday made fresh claims of having two more tapes, including one on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, but failed to produce any.
The former Okhla MLA did not make any of the alleged stings public and remained tight-lipped on the contents of the tapes.
“Yesterday I had said that I had a sting of Sanjay Singh. Today I have one more sting of Arvind Kejriwal,” Khan told reporters here.
Khan had yesterday claimed that he held meetings with deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia once and Sanjay Singh, another senior AAP leader, twice last year to dicuss the possibility of government formation. He had recorded the conversation with him and Kejriwal.
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“The meeting was arranged by a television reporter at his residence. We had two meetings. Singh had asked me to convince the party leadership to support AAP for the government formation.
“Singh had also said that since three MLAs were Muslims we should support AAP instead of BJP. Three days after the first meeting, I again met him to convey that we are not keen to align with the AAP and the matter should be put to an end,” Khan said.
He also lashed out at Kejriwal for his comments in an audio, in which the Delhi Chief Minister is purportedly heard saying Muslims don’t expect AAP to field many candidates from their community but want the party to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“This is how Arvind Kejriwal is scaring the Muslims using the name of Narendra Modi,” Khan said. Rebutting the claims made by Khan, Singh said he would quit politics if it was proved that he offered money or any ministerial berth to Khan or anyone.
“He (Khan) had initially said that he would release the sting yesterday evening. Today, he says that he will release the sting by 12 PM. Then why does not he release the sting he has?” Singh asked.
Meanhwile, Shahid Azad, who was a part of the AAP’s minority wing, and who leaked the Kejriwal audio, said he just wanted to bring to the notice the issues discussed by the top leadership.
“The real intention is not to disrespect or harm the party. I just want to point out the party leadership talking about various issues between them.
“They talk about eradication of communal politics, which is one of our ideals to achieve. I want this issue to be discussed. This audio tape is only confined to that extent and nothing else,” Azad said.