SAD asks Governor to probe into allegations of horsetrading by AAP


Senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia today urged the Punjab Governor to order an inquiry by a sitting judge of the Supreme Court or the High Court into the allegations of purchase of its legislators by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), saying only a transparent probe could bring out the truth in the case.
The SAD leader, while addressing a press conference here, said the inquiry should specify whether any BJP leader or any middleman offered Rs 25 crore each to AAP legislators to switch sides, as had been claimed by ministers Harpal Cheema and Aman Arora.
“If this is so, action should be taken in the case.” He said alternatively, if the AAP allegations were found to be false, then action should be taken against the ministers as well as legislators for befooling the people and insulting their mandate.