Delhi Assembly Election: AAP ND Sharma resigns as Manish Sisodia 'demanded' Rs 10 crore for ticket
Sitting Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Badarpur, Narayan Dutt Sharma on Wednesday resigned from party accusing Delhi Deputy CM and senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia of asking for Rr 10 crore. He further accused the party of giving tickets in exchange for money in several constituencies.
As per reports, Sisodia called the Badarpur MLA and asked him for Rs 10 crore for giving party tickets.
"Manish Sisodia called me to his house and said that 20-21 crore were being offered by Ram Singh for the ticket from my constituency, and then proceeded to ask me how much I was ready to cough up. Sisodia asked me for Rs 10 crore, I said that I did not have the money as I am an honest man," Sharma told to news agency ANI.
"There are many places where tickets have been taken away from party leaders and given to others in exchange for bags filled with money," quoted ANi saying him.
"I have already resigned from the party. My next goal is to go among the public and unmask the corrupt here. I will fight elections from Badarpur independently against the AAP and candidates from other parties," he said to ANI.
On Tuesday, AAP announced the list of 70 candidates for the ensuing elections in Delhi. The Party has fielded 24 new faces, dropping 15 sitting MLAs.
The new candidate lit, includes Atishi Marlena, Dilip Pandey and Raghav Chadha, who unsuccessfully contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, and five others who recently defected from the Congress.
The 70-member Delhi will go to polls on February 8.