AAP nominee from Bhoa says was asked for Rs 1 cr; replaced hours later

umar, a former journalist, had said he was called to Chandigarh for a meeting by Sanjay Singh and national organisation building head Durgesh Pathak and was asked to pay Rs 1 crore if he wanted to retain his party ticket.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:November 25, 2016 5:07 am

A few hours after he accused the top party leaders of asking for Rs 1 crore if he wanted to retain his ticket, AAP dropped Dr Vinod Kumar as the candidate from Bhoa and replaced him with Amarjit Singh, a contractor.

Addressing the media, Punjab AAP in-charge Sanjay Singh denied the charges. He said they had called Kumar on November 12 to tell him he was not campaigning effectively and they would have to replace him. Singh said, “He was informed about the party’s decision. But, because we were reviewing some other candidates, we thought of making the announcement at one time.”

Addressing the media in Chandigarh earlier on Thursday, Kumar, a former journalist, had said he was called to Chandigarh for a meeting by Sanjay Singh and national organisation building head Durgesh Pathak on November 12, four days after demonetisation, and was asked to pay Rs 1 crore if he wanted to retain his party ticket. “I asked them to connect me to Kejriwal. Sanjay Singh did that at once. I was made to speak to Kejriwal. When I complained to him he told me to do whatever Sanjay Singh wants,” Kumar said.

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    chaitanya
    Nov 25, 2016 at 8:28 am
    Arvind Kejriwal has been very big let down for millions of Indians who saw a ray of hope in him.For 10 years Shiela Dixit did a great job as Delhi CM ( barring corruption scandals) without making a noise but this fellow is always weeping and crying like a kid.lt;br/gt;He seems to have a Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD called Modi-phobia.
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      mukul sharma
      Nov 25, 2016 at 8:34 am
      खुजलीवाले की बातें बाहर आनी चाहिए।
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        milka singh
        Nov 25, 2016 at 8:13 am
        Arvind Kejriwal quit IRS because he was warned by his senior officers for taking too much bribe and not doing his duty.
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          Prashant
          Nov 25, 2016 at 8:01 am
          A lesson is "Dhanda hai pur a Hai" nobody is saint and everybody is part of the loot. Arivand Kejriwal is biggest fraud person after Independent India who even left Cong President far behind.
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            sanjay
            Nov 25, 2016 at 8:26 am
            why he disclosed this that he was asked for 1 crore by the top leader?now pay the price
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