AAP expels two members for demanding money from LS ticket aspirants
New Delhi, March 21, 2014
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today said it had expelled two of its members after receiving complaints that they had demanded money from prospective candidates for getting them party tickets to contest the coming Lok Sabha elections.
AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal told a press conference that the two had been removed after the complaints against them had been investigated.
"They asked for money from some people and promised them tickets. The transactions did not take place, but the discussions happened," he said.
He said the investigation was done after a prospective candidate had complained to the party leadership in this regard.
Mr Kejriwal urged people to bring to the notice of the leadership any wrongdoings by any of its members or Lok Sabha candidates around the country.
"If any credible allegations surface against any candidate, we will cancel their tickets immediately," he added.