A day after being sacked as Delhi's food and environment minister, Asim Ahmed Khan on Saturday alleged a conspiracy by his political rivals in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
Khan convened a press conference in Delhi and rebutted bribery allegations against him, claiming that he was a victim of his own party's internal politics.
"There's a threat to my life, ever since I said I'll make revelations I've been receiving strange calls," ANI quoted the former Delhi minister as saying.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced sacking Khan as his minister on live TV over corruption charges and dared other parties to act like the AAP government. At the Friday's press conference he had said that he had received a one-hour-long audio clip and added that the complaint seemed to be genuine.
Kejriwal, however, did not reveal the name of the complainant as the latter claimed to be under death threat.
Khan has now asked the AAP top brass to reveal the identity of the second person in the audio clip. He also said that he has enough evidence to prove his innocence.
"I don't know why I am made a scapegoat," Khan said, adding, "I will expose the conspiracy against me in the coming days."