Election Commission investigates sting tapes as AAP cries foul

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AAP continues to cry foul against tape
New Delhi, Nov 23: The Delhi Election Commission has begun investigations into the sting operation carried out by news portal Media Sarkar on many members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, party member Yogendra Yadav and others met chief election commissioner VS Sampath on Saturday. Kejriwal and other AAP members urged the EC to stop the circulation of the CD saying that it was a violation of the Model Code of Conduct.

Meanwhile Kejriwal continued to blame the news portal saying that the video footage was doctored. "An hour of recording has been reduced to a minute. They have taken only bits of the entire recording," he said.

Kejriwal: They have taken only bits of the entire recording

Kejriwal also added and said that if the EC finds any of the party members in the video guilty, AAP will immediately withdraw their candidature. "We will immediately cancel the candidature of our party members if allegations against them are true," he said. On Friday, the party had announced that they would file a criminal defamation suit against Media Sarkar and also approach the News Broadcasters Association against the news channels who aired the video.

On the other hand, Delhi Chief Electoral officer Vijay Dev said that the EC was looking into the matter. "We have received the CD from the media portal Media Sarkar and have started analysing it and action will be taken accordingly," he said.

Amidst all this political parties like Congress and BJP have lashed out at AAP and questioned its functioning. AAP is now facing a major credibility crisis, with fingers pointing out at its clean image.

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