Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: A day after the Aam Aadmi Party decided to file a defamation suit against the media portal which released a video tape showing its members allegedly accepting donations without proper verification, the party on Saturday came up with a shocking revelation.
According to a news agency, Aam Adami Party leader Manish Sisodia on Saturday revealed that he has received a message from someone saying Rs 12 crore were given for the sting operation.
On Friday, chief executive officer of mediasarkar.com, Anuranjan Jha, submitted the original CD to the Election Commission (EC), saying now it is up to the poll body to take a decision on the matter.
The sting, carried out by media organisation mediasarkar.com, was released on Thursday and showed AAP leaders, including Shazia Ilmi, candidate from south Delhi`s RK Puram, accepting donations without proper verification days before the December 04 Delhi Assembly polls.
AAP member and senior counsel Prashant Bhushan will file a defamation suit against both the media organisations - one that made the footage and the channels who broadcast it, trying to defame AAP candidates.
Reacting to the controversy, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said: "When Aam Aadmi Party was created, it touched upon the feelings and emotions of people. As it appears now, it is really a self-certification of themselves. Its face has changed now."
Meanwhile, Ilmi offered to withdraw her candidature from the elections but it was not accepted by the party.
(With IANS inputs)