Manish Sisodia asked for Rs 10 cr for ticket: accuses disgruntled AAP MLA Sharma
Kejriwal-led AAP had released the list of all candidates for the upcoming Delhi assembly election on January 14. The party has dropped nearly 14 sitting MLAs from the list.
In less than a day after the Aam Aadmi Party declared its candidates list for all the 70 constituencies of Delhi, which excluded over a dozen sitting MLAs, accusations have started surfacing the AAP leadership. AAP MLA from Badarpur assembly, Narayan Dutt Sharma has said that the top party leadership asked for money in return for the party ticket.
Sharma has labelled the sensational allegation against Deputy Chief Minister and senior AAP leader Manisha Sisodia. Sisodia "demanded Rs 10 crore from me. I left from there after refusing," he said.
The sitting AAP MLA's name was not on the candidate list released by the party on Tuesday evening.
On earlier on Tuesday, Sharma had accused that AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal and Sisodia had taken money to accommodate former Congress MLA Ram Singh Netaji in the party. Netaji had joined the AAP on January 13, and a day later the party gave him ticket from the Badarpur assembly seat.
Sharma started labelling accusations against the party leadership hours before the AAP replaced him with the former Congress MLA.
Kejriwal-led AAP had released the list of all candidates for the upcoming Delhi assembly election on January 14. The party has dropped nearly 14 sitting MLAs and fielded new faces from four seats in which AAP MLAs had turned rebels.