After Punjab AAP convenor Sucha Singh Chhottepur became a victim of a sting – one audio and another video. The audio clip, in which he confirms MP Bhagwant Mann’s drinking habit, has already gone viral on the social media. The video is of someone leaving money in his room after talking to him. However, he has denied any wrongdoing and claimed that two senior leaders had sent the man to him. The latter made a clip of their conversation leaving a packet behind while moving out of the room.
Owing to this incident, the senior AAP leaders ask lesser known visitors not to carry their mobile phones. Recently when national council member Pavitar Singh alleged that money was sought for allotting a ticket to his wife from Phillaur reserve constituency and mentioned his meeting with senior AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Durgesh Pathak, he claimed that he and his wife were asked not to carry cellphones.
Leaders of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) who are known to swear by sting operations as a tool to expose the corrupt, now appear to be have been signed by these. They have become so wary of someone recording their talks that they ask most visitors to leave their phones out of the room
In fact, when AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal took over as Delhi CM, he had urged the people to conduct stings on corrupt officials and make phone recordings.
This may come across as a display of lack of trust in the people they wish to govern. How do they think it is possible to do good for the people they have very little or no trust in?