`Sex for ticket' scandal continues to rock AAP in Punjab

Ferozpur (Punjab): AAP's Punjab campaign seems to have hit rough weather. After Sandeep Kumar's alleged sex CD case, alleged `sex for ticket' scandal is gaining momentum in Punjab.

 

The crisis in Punjab may turn out to be worse than Delhi with AAP's own women volunteers coming forward and accusing party leaders of sexual exploitation.

 

A former woman convenor of AAP from Punjab's Ferozpur district has alleged that party leaders have sexually exploited her and 52 other volunteers.

 

“Many women have been exploited with the promise of tickets for assembly elections. Many of these girls are not speaking out fearing society backlash, but it is true that women are being sexually exploited by AAP leaders in Punjab. Even then I had complained to senior leaders, including Chhotepur. But, no action was taken," the former AAP convenor alleged.              

 

Acting on the allegations by AAP's women leaders and volunteers, now the state women commission has written a letter to the Punjab Police DGP, directing the police to probe the allegations and submit the report to the commission.      

 

Prior to allegations, AAP was being seen as a strong power contender in the Punjab elections. No wonder, Akali Dal and Congress are now taking full political advantage of the allegations. " AAP has lost its morality," said Akali Dal spokesperson Harcharan Bains.

 

Meanwhile, Punjab Congress President Capt. Amrinder Singh has called for a detailed probe into the sexual exploitation allegations against the AAP leaders.

 

On the other hand, AAP's newly appointed Punjab Convenor Gurpreet Guggi has termed the allegations as politically motivated and an attempt to tarnish party's image by the rivals. Earlier, AAP leaders were accused of giving tickets for money after the announcement of Punjab elections.

By: Vishal Angrish