A day after former AAP minister Sandeep Kumar was arrested by Delhi Police on allegations of raping a woman, another party MLA has raised concern about “debauchery” in the party and embarked on a “fact finding mission” to Punjab.
Bijwasan MLA Devinder Sehrawat has written to CM Arvind Kejriwal, saying he had heard about senior partymen in Delhi and Punjab exploiting women. He admitted he had no proof to substantiate these reports.
“I saw disturbing reports about women being exploited in Punjab in return for, or on promise of, a ticket. Am meeting people in Chandigarh… Delhi MLAs are unaware about what is being done by (senior party members) in Punjab,” Sehrawat’s letter said.
The MLA added: “(Another senior member) is doing the same in Delhi… His photos with girls have surfaced regularly. The situation is getting indefensible and disgraceful… Justifications by Ashutosh are not as per acceptable value systems.”
The party brushed away Sehrawat’s letter as the “rant of a disgruntled MLA”.
AAP said it would not react to MLA Devinder Sehrawat’s letter on “debauchery” within the party.
“He has no proof to substantiate these claims. We will not react to baseless allegations,” Delhi convener Dilip Pandey said. “As an MLA, he is aware of the platform within the party where he can place his concerns,” Pandey added.
In another letter written to a government spokesman, Sehrawat said the “debauchery in the party” had upset him. “Ministers to important post holders are enveloped in serious allegations of debauchery. My voters are questioning me,” he said.
Sehrawat told TOI that he had reached Chandigarh and was there of his own accord. “I have heard of allegations against party members that they have been asking for money in exchange for tickets while some have told me that women were also harassed. I will report to the CM,” he said.