The Aam Aadmi Party has filed a defamation suit against journalist Anuranjan Jha of MediaSarkar.com who released the sting operation allegedly showing prominent AAP members accepting funds without proper background check. And this as done with precises timing so that AAP may have to remove candidates, as last date of filing nominations had expired. AAP party has also sued news channel ‘India News’ in relation with the case.
The defamation suit comes just a day after AAP said that the footage in the sting operation were doctored and important parts were deleted and edited to show the party members in poor light, citing the findings of its internal investigation. AAP member Yogendra Yadav said, “They have manipulated and edited and presented the CD to people. The edited scenes conversations change the whole meaning. The CD is doctored, its fake and fraud.”