Accusing the BJP of indulging in horse trading "for the last one month", AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said that he won't allow the party to form a government in Delhi using deceitful tactics.

"The BJP has been wooing our MLA's for the last one month but we will not let them come to power... They are betraying the people of Delhi," Kejriwal.

Delhi has been under President's Rule since Kejriwal resigned as Chief Minister February 14 after just 49 days in office.

Presently, the BJP has 28 MLAs as three of its legislatures got elected to the Lok Sabha in the recently concluded general elections. Now, the effective strength of Delhi Assembly is 67 and a party or a coalition needs 34 MLAs to prove majority in the House.

 

Highlights
AAP accuses BJP of poaching its MLAs to form government in Delhi
AAP releases video showing BJP leaders allegedly poaching AAP legislators to form government in Delhi
Arvind Kejriwal accuses BJP of indulging in horse trading
Delhi under President's Rule since February 17
Kejriwal resigned as Chief Minister on February 14
BJP won 31 seats, AAP 28, Congress 8
Presently, effective strength of Delhi Assembly is 67


BJP rubbishes video of its leaders poaching AAP MLAs

The video, which allegedly shows BJP leaders poaching an AAP MLA, is an attempt to "defame" the party, BJP leader Vijender Gupta said on Monday.

"They (AAP) have been doing this for long now. Earlier they made allegations against Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and later apologised and now again they are attacking us," he added.

"This is an attempt to defame the party," the former Delhi BJP chief said.

"Though, I have not seen the video but even if (Delhi BJP vice president Sher Singh Dagar interacted with the (AAP) MLA, it was in his personal capacity and not as a leader of the BJP," he added.

The AAP on Monday released a video which showed some BJP leaders allegedly offering a plum post and money to AAP legislator Dinesh Mohaniya in a bid to form the government in Delhi.

Delhi has been under President's rule since Kejriwal resigned as Chief Minister February 14 after just 49 days in office.

In the last Assembly elections in December 2013, the BJP won 31 seats and its ally SAD registered victory in one constituency. The AAP in its debut elections, secured 28 seats and formed government with the outside support of eight Congress legislatures.

AAP legislator wanted to join BJP: Sher Singh Dagar

 Delhi BJP vice president Sher Singh Dagar, accused by the AAP of poaching its legislator Dinesh Mohaniya, and said the AAP leader met him to say he wished to join the BJP.

"The AAP MLA had come to meet me 45 days ago and even on Sunday. Since the BJP has formed the government at the centre, he wanted to join our party," Dagar told a press conference here."

“He (Mohaniya) came to meet me and I never went (to meet Mohaniya). There was no talk of money and I did not offer him anything," he added.


Dagar pointed out that the video was not genuine and if charges against him were proven, he would quit politics.

"You can see my 44 years' record. I have not done anything wrong. If the party wants to expel me, they can... I will file a defamation case against the AAP," Dagar said.

Delhi has been under President's rule since Kejriwal resigned as chief minister February 14 after 49 days in office.

 

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