AAP MLAs open to audit

Party asks voters to let it know of any corrupt netas

The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday said that it will conduct a public audit of its MLAs in Delhi to unearth allegations of corruption against them.

AAP has asked voters to apprise the party in case they have ‘evidence-backed’ complaints of corruption against any of the party legislators.

“In case a complaint is found to be credible and further probe is required, it will have a bearing on the party ticket of the concerned candidate for the forthcoming Assembly elections,” the party said.

AAP said that the complaints received from the people will be sent to the party’s disciplinary committee and will be scrutinised threadbare based on the available evidence.

“The AAP MLAs have done their duty as public representatives in consultation with the public and the biggest example was the mohalla sabhas organised for the first time in the history of Delhi by MLAs to consult the public on how the MLA local area development fund should be utilised.”

“The party is proud to state that no finger can be pointed on any of its MLA on the issue of corruption, the eradication of which is the very goal for which this party was formed,” the party said in a statement.

The complaints to party can be sent through post or e-mails. 

AAP claimed that the steps have been taken to reinforce its principles of ensuring probity in public life.AAP drive to target fake voters.

Verification drive

The Aam Aadmi Party has started a door-to-door voters’ verification drive in the city to expose fake voters ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls in Delhi.

The party said the job will be carried out by 11,000 booth in-charges and 3,000 polling station in-charges.

“It has been noticed that other parties are enrolling bogus voters and at the same time are deleting the names of pro-AAP voters from the lists.

Therefore, this exercise is being launched across the city,” senior party leader Manish Sisodia said.

He added that at least two party workers will do the voter verification exercise at the booth level.  

The decision was taken in at a meeting on Thursday, the party spokesperson said.

Alleging the BJP of making poll code violation, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal last month had claimed that the saffron party has asked its MLAs to buy bogus votes and delete AAP’s votes in the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls.

Ashutosh, the convener of the party’s Delhi unit, said, “If the party detects bogus votes in its verification drive, not only will the party take up the issue strongly and get these votes deleted but will also press for action against officials involved in this activity.”

“We would like to warn such officials that they should themselves delete bogus voters, otherwise it could have severe repercussions for them,” he added.

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