The Parliamentary faction of Denk has bugged local party members of the The Hague department. That is what the departmental board of Think The Hague says in a public letter on Tuesday. A board member would then have been blackmailed. The department board is taking legal action against the party leadership.
An employee of the national Parliamentary faction is said to have recorded “several conversations” at the end of September during a dinner with two local board members. Party chairman Farid Azarkan had the recordings available the day after the dinner, which he then showed to the national board, according to the department board. One of the bugged directors was then said to have been “blackmailed into relinquishing his leadership” for the 2022 municipal elections. “Multiple signals” were also reported from others who have been blackmailed into relinquishing their candidacy.
According to the local branch, the national group has ‘professional listening equipment’. An ex-employee of the House of Representatives faction would have confirmed this to the local board members. They complain that the national government refuses to conduct an independent investigation into the matter. To top it off, that would want to announce the list of candidates for Denk Den Haag without local members having approved this draft list of candidates.
The board members don’t want to leave it at that. They have announced that they are taking legal action against both ‘covert’ and circumvention of local members in the announcement of the list of candidates. A ‘person involved who is not a party member’ makes a report to the police. A complaint is also submitted to the Integrity Investigation Board of the House of Representatives.
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