The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on 11 September refused to accept the resignation of its MLA Amanatullah Khan. Khan had resigned from all positions after a complaint of sexual harassment was filed against him by his sister-in-law.
In his letter sent to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Khan had refuted the allegations and had claimed that he was trying to work honestly but he and his family were being dragged into unnecessary controversies.
Following his resignation, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said that his resignation won't be accepted since the party believed that the allegations levelled against Khan weren't true. He said that they've checked the facts and it has come to light that Khan wasn't in touch with his sister-in-law ever since she separated from his brother.
The deputy CM said that while the AAP doesn't spare anyone if they are caught indulging in wrongful activities, it also support its people who are unnecessarily targeted and are falsely accused of any wrongdoing.
"I have spoken to senior leaders and it has been decided that the party won't accept his resignation," said Sisodia.
-With inputs from agencies