New Delhi,  AAP MLA Asim Ahmed Khan, who was sacked from the Delhi Cabinet last year on charges of corruption, on Thursday alleged that he and his family are facing “death threats” from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and some of his partymen.

The Matia Mahal legislator’s allegation comes a day after the AAP chief in a video message made a sensational claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi may “get me killed” in the wake of “unprecedented crackdown” by the BJP government.

“For 9-10 months I have been facing death threats and even my family is at risk … Kejriwal and some of his partymen are hatching a conspiracy to get me killed,” Khan alleged at a press conference here.

The former Food and Civil Supplies and Environment Minister was sacked by Kejriwal last October for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 6 lakh to allow the construction of a building in his constituency.

“I have been issued death threats over phone and also in person. I have already filed complaints with the police. I had even written a letter on May 2 to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh telling my case and also sent it to the LG,” he claimed.

“Through this press conference, I would also like to request to the Home Minister to provide security to me and my family,” he said. He also distributed copies of the ‘letter’ to the media.