Former AAP leader Yogendra Yadav today claimed that “someone” had told him about an audio which involved sacked Delhi Minister Asim Ahmed Khan allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 6 lakh. “Two weeks ago someone told me about some audio involving Asim in 6 lakh bribe. I asked for recording and verification before acting on the information,” Yadav, who formed Swaraj Abhiyan along with activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan, tweeted.
Yadav tweeted hours after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that his Environment and Food and Supplies Minister has been sacked over graft charges. Yadav also hinted that this audio was doing rounds for over 10-15 days. Meanwhile, Bhushan said why did Kejriwal not show same “promptness” in sacking former Law Minister Jitendra Singh Tomar, who was arrested in the fake degree case.
He said that instead of taking “credit” for sacking ministers, the Delhi Chief Minister should not have given tickets to such elements. “Why was such alacrity not shown to remove Tomar? He was made minister after HC issued notice on his fake degrees. Instead of claiming credit for removing his corrupt minister, AK (Arvind Kejriwal) should say why such defectors were given tickets and promptly made ministers,” Bhushan tweeted.
Bhushan and Yadav were opposed to giving tickets to certain candidates during Delhi Assembly polls, which were held in February this year.