AAP leaders minting money, Chottepur not alone: Sukhbir

Sukhbir Singh Badal

, August 26

Deputy Chief Minister said here today that Sucha Singh Chhotepur was not the only Aam Aadmi Party () leader who was pocketing money in the run-up to the Assembly election.

Talking to mediapersons, he alleged, “The AAP leaders, including Sanjay Singh, are giving the ticket only to those people who make payments. Most of their candidates have a criminal background.”

Sukhbir was in the city to attend a traders’ meet and lay the foundation stone of a water supply project.

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Terming Chhotepur as a discard, he said the SAD did not accept rejected people. He claimed that AAP leaders had made a secret pact with Khalistani groups.

“We have proof that the party has made a commitment to radical groups that it will give them control of the SGPC on coming to power. Jarnail Singh, AAP co-incharge, Punjab affairs, met leaders of such groups during his recent visit to England,” the Deputy CM said.

He quipped that AAP was a ‘solid waste management company’. “It is a frustrated party that has no issues to work upon. After the 2017 election, AAP will be given the charge of managing Ludhiana’s solid waste,” said Sukhbir. He said the state government was ready to probe any written complaint about corruption by AAP leaders.