No inquiry against Ashish Khetan, Pankaj Gupta: AAP

New Delhi, April 21: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday termed the allegations levelled against its leaders Pankaj Gupta and Ashish Khetan by expelled leader Prashant Bhushan as “baseless”, saying the party would not order any inquiry against them. “There will not be any inquiry against Pankaj Gupta and Ashish Khetan as the charges are completely baseless and bear no truth,” AAP spokesperson Ashutosh told reporters here. Bhushan accused AAP’s general secretary Pankaj Gupta of accepting Rs.2 crore dotion from shell companies and Ashish Khetan of writing a planted story in a magazine defending a telecom company, allegedly involved in the 2G spectrum scam.

“The leaders should have some shame as they have disrespected the Political Affairs Committee (PAC), tiol Executive and tiol Council they were a part of. They should not talk about democracy now,” Ashutosh said. Meanwhile, Ashish Khetan, in response to Bhushan’s allegation against him, said the charges were baseless, and added that if they were proved, he would quit public life.

“If Shanti Bhushan or Prashant Bhushan provides any proof regarding their allegations against me, I will quit the public life. If they fail in giving any proof, they should also quit the public life. The charges made against me bear no truth,” Khetan told reporters. Detailing about the procedure, Dinesh Waghela, a member of tiol Discipliry Committee, said the committee had gone through the replies of all the rebel leaders properly. “We found that Bhushan, Yadav, And Kumar and Ajit Jha had been indulged in anti-party activities. We unimously decided to expel all the four rebel leaders from the party,” he said. “An e-mail in this connection was sent to all the four expelled leaders on Monday night, he said, adding: “We will resend the copy of expulsion letter to them if they had not received it earlier.” (IANS)

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