AAP to sue website that stung them

Posted on Nov 22 2013 - 6:02pm by IBC News

NEW DELHI: Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today hit back at Media Sarkar, the website that conducted a sting operation on the party’s candidates, and said that the party will not withdraw any candidate from the Delhi assembly elections until found guilty.

The party also said that it will file a defamation case against the website and asked the Election Commission to stop the circulation of the CD that shows some AAP candidates agreed to resolve some property deals and financial disputes in return of cash donation to the party.

Earlier, AAP rejected the sting operation saying that the tapes were doctored.

The sting carried out by a media organisation, Media Sarkar, was released Thursday and showed AAP leaders, including Shazia Ilmi, candidate from south Delhi’s RK Puram, accepting donations without proper verification, days ahead of the Dec 4 Delhi assembly polls.

“Last night we were promised by Media Sarkar that they would hand us the raw footage of the stings so that we can examine them, but now have refused. We are convinced that these tapes are doctored,” AAP leader Yogendra Yadav told reporters here.

“Our candidates interacted at length with the reporters carrying out the sting but in the clip only a few minutes’ footage is shown,” he added.

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