New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday removed Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur from his post.

Chhotepur has been surrounded by controversy after a video clip allegedly showed him accepting money from a party supporter.

Earlier, Chhotepur had refused to quit the party saying he had done nothing wrong.

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“I will not leave the party. I have built it brick by brick in the last two-and-a-half years. Let the party take action against me. I have done nothing wrong”, he had said while addressing the media.  

The AAP leader, who was the party’s most visible face in Punjab till now, also alleged that he had been framed by a “conspiracy of my own friends” in the Aam Aadmi Party.

The AAP is posing a challenge to the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance and the opposition Congress in the Punjab assembly polls likely to be held in February next year.