AAP: Will file criminal defamation suit against Media Sarkar

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AAP to take legal action against tapes
New Delhi, Nov 22: The sting operation video conducted on members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) by news portal Media Sarkar reached the Delhi Election Commission on Friday evening, reports suggested.

Anuranjan Jha, CEO, Media Sarkar submitted the tapes to the EC after AAP demanded the raw footage for examination.

Meanwhile, AAP member Yogendra Yadav and other AAP members lashed out at the web portal in a press conference on Friday evening for conducting the sting operation and said that the news portal has selected only certain portions and used them to portray the party in poor light. "Why is Media Sarkar hesitant to give out the tapes," asked Yadav.

He went on to add that after speaking to all the members of the party and those who were being framed, the party had decided to act. "Prashant Bhushan will file criminal defamation suit on Monday against makers of the CD and the broadcasters," he said.

'Why is Media Sarkar hesitant to give out the tapes'

Yadav also said that they will be appraoching the EC immediately and if EC after proper examination of the tapes finds the members guilty necessary action will be taken. "We will withdraw our candidates if the allegations against them turn out to be true," he said.

Yadav also expressed his displeasure at the media and said that the party will be approaching the News Broadcasters Association and the Press Council against channels who used the CD without verification.

Speaking about the resignation offered by AAP member Shazia Ilmi, Yadav said that Ilmi is emotional and offered to resign but the party has not accepted her resignation. "We entered politics being clean. Whether we win or lose, we will remain honest," Yadav said.

Prashant Bhushan, who was also present said that there was nothing wrong if the AAP members want to help those who are in trouble. "The party comes across so many complaints from people everyday, who seek our help after authorities fail to help them out," he said.

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