“A BJP MP met me on May 19 at my residence and persuaded me to join the party. The MP claimed he was meeting me at the behest of top BJP leaders and offered me the Chief Minister's post,” Vishwas said.

In the wake of the controversy, Vishwas questioned BJP's reluctance to contest polls in Delhi, while it is ready for polls in Haryana and Maharashtra.

Vishwas, who lost Parliamentary elections from Amethi, further said, "That newly-elected BJP MP also insisted that I work for building our nation, but I told them that you should work for nation building as you have the mandate. Our best wishes are with you".

However, Vishwas refused to name the BJP MP citing personal relations.
 
Taking a jibe at Vishwas’s claim, the BJP retaliated firmly. Delhi state BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said that it seems Kejriwal has written a new script for Vishwas and dared him to reveal the name of the BJP leader who approached him.

"It appears there's a serious tussle within the AAP to replace Arvind Kejriwal as the CM candidate ....after Sisodia, Kumar Vishvas has hinted," BJP leader Sambit Patra said in a tweet.

The Congress also flayed Vishwas’ assertions. Party leader Barkha Shukla accused Vishwas to be greedy for power saying that AAP leaders are making such allegations to stay politically relevant.

Defending his party colleague, AAP leader Somnath Bharti said, “Vishwas is saying correct and accused the BJP of betraying the people with false promises.”

 

Highlights    
Kumar Vishwas claims BJP MP offered him Delhi CM’s post    
Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay flayed AAP leader’s comment and dared him to reveal name    
Vishwas did not disclose the name citing personal relations    
Congress also ridiculed Vishwash’s claim    
Vishwas lost Lok Sabha polls from Amethi    
Delhi is under President’s Rule since 17th February    

Earlier, AAP leader Ashutosh accused the BJP of attempting to break the party. "Dirty tricks of BJP again exposed. Offered Kumar Vishwas to break AAP and Be CM," he tweeted.

Delhi has been under the President's Rule since February 17, 2014 after AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal resigned from the post of Chief Minister in protest against the Lieutenant Governor's refusal to allow the introduction of the 'Janlokpal Bill' in the Assembly.

Delhi Assembly is in the suspended animation.

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