NEW DELHI: With clear signs of discord within the party, Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab unit chief and senior leader Sanjay Singh has threatened to file a defamation case against his own colleague and AAP MLA Devendra Sherawat on Monday.
“I will quit politics if any of the allegations leveled by him (Sherawat) against me are proved. This is an attempt to malign my and party’s image by the BJP and Akali Dal in Punjab, as they are scared by the growing popularity of AAP. I will file a defamation case against him” said Singh.
Sherawat, wrote in an open letter to the AAP’s National President and Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal yesterday criticizing the justification put forward by party spokesperson Ashutosh on Sandeep Kumar issue. Further, directly attacking Singh, Sherawat said the he has “seen disturbing reports about women being exploited in Punjab in return for ticket to fight elections and that the party high command is unaware about his deeds as party representatives in Punjab”.
The controversy becomes a political hot potato for the AAP as Punjab is heading to elections next year, with high stakes for the party.
Sehrawat had also hit out at AAP's Delhi unit convener Dilip Pandey, questioning his conduct in the national capital and said that the “situation is becoming indefensible and disgraceful. Action needs to be taken to remove rotten elements.”
“All the allegations are baseless, I have worked for decades in politics and that has been recognized by the party and hence I am here. He has got three chances from the party, what has he contributed? Any decision of his expulsion from the party will be taken once the national convener returns” Singh said further.