Sting tape of horse-trading by Kejriwal released, Damania quits AAP

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Updates from the crisis which the Aam Aadmi Party is facing:

  • The allegation of horse-trading levelled by Anjali Damania is based on a taped conversation between Rajesh Garg, AAP’s ex-MLA from Rohini, and Kejriwal in July 2014. Here’s the transcript of the audio tape:

Kejriwal : AAP is prepared to take support from the 8 Congress MLAs. Manish Sisodia has been in touch with Congress MLAs but they don’t seem to be keen on supporting AAP.
Garg: All the 8 Congress MLAs are ready to support AAP but Ajay Maken and Randeep Surjewala are creating obstacles.
Kejriwal: Because of the problems being created by Maken, Congress MLAs have not been able to take a final decision.
Kejriwal: We should not speak out at this time. We should speak out only if the Congress MLAs say publicly that they are prepared to support us.
Garg: We have to move fast else the Lt Governor may announce dissolution of the Assembly.

  • Our fight is to ensure party remains true to its founding principles – Bhushan
  • In the letter, we have given a background to recent happenings and responded to allegations levelled against us, says Prashant Bhushan.
  • Prashant Bhushan and I have decided that we won’t make any more statements in the media – Yadav
  • Have requested the party that they should make the letter public like they did for yesterday’s statement – Yadav
  • Today, I and Prashant Bhushan wrote a letter to AAP volunteers to tell them everything they should know. The letter will be released everywhere, says Yogendra Yadav.
  • AAP has meanwhile deputed Preeti Menon to speak to Anjali Damania after she quit the party.
  • When a meeting happens these things will be discussed, says Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai on Anjali Damania’s resignation and her allegations.
  • Meanwhile, former AAP MLA Rajesh Garg has told the media that he had given the recording, which allegedly contained voice of Arvind Kejriwal discussing horse-trading, to Kumar Vishwas. “I am surprised this has reached media,” Garg said.
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