After sacking Asim, CM to meet MLAs today
Kejriwal said the MLAs will be reminded of the background of the party, its ideology and how it rose from an anti-corruption movement. The Chief Minister will also send a stern message at the meeting that those erring will not be spared.
“Meeting all MLAs, with families, tomorrow evening. To remind them why we came in politics. To warn them that Asim Khan episode should not happen again,” Kejriwal tweeted on Saturday.
The meeting with all party MLAs will take place at his Flag Staff Residence. He is also expected to caution family members of MLAs.
The Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Delhi unit secretary, Dilip Pandey, said: “We can tolerate poverty, insults, but not corruption...MLA meeting is to reiterate this ideology of the party.”
Kejriwal had on Friday announced the sacking of Khan for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 6 lakh from a builder and recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation into the case.
After Khan over graft charges, the Delhi government on Saturday sacked A Nedunchezhiyan from the post of Deputy Commissioner of North Delhi Municipal Corporation (North MCD) under whose jurisdiction Khan’s constituency falls.
“The competent authority is pleased to repatriate A Nedunchezhiyan from the post of Deputy Commissioner of North Delhi Municipal Corporation with the direction to report to Services department, Government of NCT of Delhi, immediately,” Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar said.
North MCD Mayor Ravinder Gupta has also ordered a probe into the allegations of “graft” against the civic body’s officials. “An enquiry by the Vigilance department has been ordered to find out whether any official of NDMC asked a bribe from any builder in the case,” Gupta said, adding that strict action will be taken against guilty officers and staff members.
Deputy Commissioner of North MCD (City zone) Nedunchezhiyan has been “repatriated”, Gupta said most of the Delhi Government ministers were involved in graft cases and “Asim Khan’s graft case is just the tip of the iceberg.
Victim of internal politics in AAP, says sacked minister Asim Khan
A day after he was sacked as Delhi’s Environment, Food and Supplies Minister on graft charges, Asim Ahmed Khan on Saturday said he was the “victim of an internal politics” in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Khan added he was even getting life threat phone calls. Khan, who was removed by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly demanding Rs 6 lakh bribe, said the “middleman” whose voice figured in the audio tape was AAP minority wing vice-president Shakeel Malik. “I am the sacrificial goat. I am the victim of internal politics (in AAP),” Khan said at a press conference, adding that: “I was sacrificed to save someone big.” Khan also questioned the credentials of Imran Hussain, who Kejriwal has appointed as the new minister, saying that there were complaints made to the Delhi Police against him.