AAP Punjab leader accuses own party of being involved in drugs, selling tickets

Virinder Singh Parihar

Hoshiarpur: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has a long history of its leaders being involved in corruption and sex scandals. In the latest episode, one of its current coordinators of the NRI wing and fund-raising unit in USA, Virinder Singh Parihar from Hoshiarpur, in an open letter to party chief Arvind Kejriwal highlighted the issues pertaining to involvement of party’s observers in drugs and selling AAP tickets.

Kejriwal, who is touring Punjab was in Hoshiarpur Tuesday. Parihar accused Kejriwal of “being surrounded by sycophants“ who misguided him due to which several honest persons left the party.

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Sources in the AAP also informed that even party’s senior leader and co-incharge Punjab affairs Jarnail Singh had also met him to pacify but the effort went in vain.

They claimed said that he might join Sucha Singh Chhotepur now as he had held some meetings with him earlier.

Parihar, in his letter dated November 30 to Kejriwal on Tuesday reads, “I welcome your statement to make Punjab drug-free in one month. But it is so ironic that the observers you sent in Punjab are opium addicts and alcoholics.”

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Taking a dig at another senior leader of the party Durgesh Pathak, he mentioned in the letter that he has substantial proofs including videos, pictures to expose them and that his repeated complaints against them to Pathak went ignored.

 

“Kejriwal ji, you talking about eliminating corruption, while your observers are corrupt, I will provide a list of persons cheated and looted by them. Since, I was fund-raising co-ordinator of this zone I know around Rs 2 crores was collected from each constituency some legally with cheques but most illegally. All this money, which comes to approximately Rs 200 crore belong to people of Punjab, you must return it. I also know who transported this money to Delhi and which vehicles were used,” he wrote.

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AAP chief spokesperson (Punjab) Sukhpal Singh Khaira refuted the allegation and asked him to show the proof to the party.