Mumbai: Today, Arvind Kejriwal referred to the BJP as a “serial killer of governments” and declared that he wanted to stand up for a trust vote solely to demonstrate that the party had failed to recruit even a single Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA.
On Monday, the Delhi Assembly will hear a motion of confidence from the AAP government, according to sources.
“I want to bring a confidence motion to show that the BJP has not been able to break away a single MLA,” Arvind Kejriwal said, addressing a special session of the Delhi assembly.
The AAP has called the meeting to talk about what it claims is the BJP’s “Operation Lotus” in Delhi, which aims to overthrow the Arvind Kejriwal administration, as well as the investigations into its leaders, including Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who has been charged with corruption in the Delhi liquor policy.
According to Mr. Sisodia, the BJP offered to remove the charges against him provided he switched parties.
“The CBI tried everything but not even 25 paise was found at (Mr Sisodia’s) home. The next day a BJP leader approached Manish and said that we’ll make you the Chief Minister and give you 20 crore each to break away from AAP. Manish rejected it and BJP tried to reach out to other MLAs. Each of my MLAs is a diamond – they can’t be bought,” Mr Kejriwal said.
In a show of its strength yesterday, Kejriwal call a meeting of MLAs at his house; 53 of the 62 AAP MLAs showed up, and he said the remaining nine were there.
“The CBI tried everything but not even 25 paise was found at (Mr Sisodia’s) home. The next day a BJP leader approached Manish and said that we’ll make you the Chief Minister and give you 20 crore each to break away from AAP. Manish rejected it and BJP tried to reach out to other MLAs. Each of my MLAs is a diamond – they can’t be bought,” said Kejriwal.
According to AAP, the BJP has promised each of its 40 MLAs 20 crore in an effort to lure them away from the party.
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“The BJP has dismantled several governments and now they have turned toward Delhi. There is a serial killer of governments in our country. The pattern is the same,” Mr Kejriwal said.
The Delhi Chief Minister charged that the BJP has just bought 277 MLAs to overthrow opposition governments.
“277 MLAs have been bought by BJP in recent years, ₹ 5,500 crore has been spent by the BJP in operation lotus, ₹ 800 crore has been kept for Delhi,” he charged.
Mr Kejriwal questioned how the BJP had the money to buy MLAs.
“All the money coming from costly oil, fuel, basic necessities is being used for buying MLAs. All this money from GST (Goods and Services Tax) and inflation is being spent for two things – buying MLAs and to write off loans of billionaire friends of the government,” said Arvind Kejriwal.
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