New Delhi: A day after Arvind Kejriwal claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi may get him killed in a sensational video message, sacked AAP leader Asim Ahmed Khan on Thursday said that his life is under threat from Delhi chief minister and his party associates, triggering a major controversy.
AAP MLA Asim Ahmed Khan, who was sacked from the Delhi Cabinet last year on charges of corruption, on Thursday alleged that he and his family are facing "death threats" from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and some of his partymen.
The Matia Mahal legislator's allegation comes a day after the AAP chief in a video message made a sensational claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi may "get me killed" in the wake of "unprecedented crackdown" by the BJP government.
Kejriwal asked AAP MLAs to be ready for "ultimate sacrifice" in the wake of "unprecedented crackdown" by the BJP government.
Accusing Modi of acting in a "perpetual state of rage and anger", the AAP chief wondered if the country was in "safe hands".
"For 9-10 months I have been facing death threats and even my family is at risk... Kejriwal and some of his partymen are hatching a conspiracy to get me killed," Khan alleged at a press conference here.
The former Food and Civil Supplies and Environment Minister was sacked by Kejriwal last October for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 6 lakh to allow the construction of a building in his constituency.
"I have been issued death threats over phone and also in person. I have already filed complaints with the police. I had even written a letter on May 2 to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh telling my case and also sent it to the LG," he claimed.
"Through this press conference, I would also like to request to the Home Minister to provide security to me and my family," he said. He also distributed copies of the 'letter' to the media.
The sacked MLA also claimed that "I have in my possession some of the audio and video recordings on the Kejriwal government, and I will soon make those evidences public, and expose the real face of Kejriwal.
Asked whether the party will take any action against him, AAP spokesperson Deepak Bajpai said, "He was sacked from the cabinet and the case was forwarded to the CBI. Can any action be bigger than that?"
Reacting to the allegations made by Khan, Bajpai mockingly said, "He has chosen a good season to come up with these baseless charges and I am sure the police will not waste a minute in making yet another arrest. But we hope Modiji will act first on the CBI complaint made by us against him."