Troubles and travails seem neverending for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Now, its MLA, Amanatullah Khan, has resigned from all party posts and has been accused by his sister-in-law of sexually harassing her.
It may be noted that Khan had earlier been arrested on charges of threatening to get a woman raped and killed when she had gone to him to complain of problems in supply of electricity to a South Delhi locality. She had said AAP activists and Khan's supporters had abused her at his behest. The police also later accused Khan of tampering with evidence in the case.
Khan had the support of his party in that case, with the AAP alleging that not only had the woman been pressured by the police to make the allegations, but also that there was involvement of the BJP in the case.
In the latest case, Khan -- a member of the state Hajj committee -- tendered his resignation on Saturday to AAP Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying in a detailed letter that he had enough fielding numerous allegations -- all of which he claims are false -- against him and members of his family.
"Some people dislike my honesty and service. I want to be free from all the responsibilities given to me by the government and therefore I tender my resignation from all the posts," he said.
Also read: Top 7 sex scandals to hit Indian politics
However, just hours later, it was a member of his own family who was accusing him of wrong-doing. His 32-year-old sister-in-law told the police in a complaint that not only was the AAP leader pressuring her to establish a physical relationship with him, but her husband and in-laws were also being troubled for dowry.