The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday removed its Punjab unit convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur from his post following allegations that he had taken money from a party volunteer and promised a government office in return. A video had emerged in which he was purportedly seen taking a packet of cash from the volunteer. The decision to remove him from the party was made by the AAP's Political Affairs Committee.
A number of top leaders had demanded action against Chhotepur and approached the party's national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. AAP spokesperson Himmat Singh Shergill had said there was "no mercy for corruption in the party", according to NDTV.
Chhotepur had denied the allegations, saying he had merely accepted "party fund" from the volunteer. However, it is against party policies to accept donations in cash. The senior politician had also claimed it was a conspiracy against him. A party leader had said the volunteer gave Chotepur Rs 2 lakh in cash.