The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday alleged that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government was framing baseless charges against Arvind Kejriwal-led party ministers out of fear of its defeat in the upcoming Punjab Assembly election.
“If we have to clean politics from dirt, we have to tolerate some pain. Modi ji is trying to frame us. Baseless allegations were put against us earlier also and it is being done now as well. Whenever they see defeat, they do this. Without tolerating pain, Punjab or the nation cannot be at peace. May be Anna Hazare wants to say this only. We have to get into the dirt to clean it. The Aam Aadmi Party has done this job,” AAP leader Jarnail Singh told ANI.
Earlier, activist Anna Hazare said that he had high expectations from Kejriwal with whom he has worked in the past.
Hazare said that he had expressed his apprehensions at the time of formation of the AAP with regard to the selection of candidates for the party whose main agenda was to fight anti-social elements.
The social activist also pointed out that Kejriwal did not do a proper scrutiny before inducting people in his party.
Kejriwal had last week sacked Sandeep Kumar from his Cabinet after the sex CD row.
Earlier, AAP’s former Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur was sacked post his allegations against the party of seeking a bribe for election tickets.
In further embarrassment for the AAP, Bijwasan MLA Colonel Devinder Sehrawat claimed he has received “disturbing reports” of women being “exploited” in Punjab with promises of election tickets from the party.