Chandigarh, Nov 25: An Aam Admi Party candidate has embarrassed the party by alleging that he was told to deposit Rs 1 crore into the party fund. Vinod Kumar who is the AAP candidate from Pathankot district has alleged that he was told to deposit Rs 1 crore into the party fund. He made this exposure at a news conference on Thursday.
Kumar said that he was summoned by the party's Punjab incharge Sanjay Singh and organisation secretary Durgesh Pathak to party office and given instructions regarding the same.
I told them to connect me to the party convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. When I was put through them on the phone line they told me to do what I was told. Kejriwal told me that this was a hi-tech poll and it would cost a lot of money.
Kumar also said that he was told by Singh that if he was not in a position to pay the money a refund of Rs 30 lakh incurred towards the election campaign would be refunded. Singh refuted the allegation terming them as baseless. I will quit politics if the allegation is proved, he also said.
(With inputs from PTI)