New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday released a footage showing BJP leader Sher Singh Dagar offering money to an AAP legislator swaying him in to his party, to allegedly improve BJP’s chances of forming a government in the capital.
AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal released a sting video purportedly showing Delhi BJP vice president Sher Singh Dagar offering Rs. 4 crore to AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya as a “token amount”, and saying Mohaniya won’t be allowed to go anywhere until the floor test is taken in the Delhi assembly. This comes amid reports that the BJP was preparing to form the government in Delhi, which has been under president’s rule since AAP gave up power in February this year.
“You are dearer than a little brother,” Dagar is allegedly heard saying in the video. “Tell us your requirements, without any hesitation,” he said.
Dagar is also heard claiming that the party was trying to buy three or four more MLAs from AAP.
Releasing the video in a press conference on Monday, Arvind Kejriwal, said “BJP’s dirty game has been exposed,” and that they would present the footage to the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
“Our operation to expose BJP’s horse-trading has been going on for one month,” said Kejriwal. “BJP does not have the numbers to form the Delhi government, which is why they are indulging in malpractices. We will not let them form the Delhi government through dishonesty,” he added.
Criticizing the video, BJP leader Vijender Gupta said that, “They (AAP) have been doing this for long. Earlier they made allegations against (now central minister) Nitin Gadkari … and now again they are attacking us. This is an attempt to defame the party.”
“Even if Dagar interacted with the (AAP) MLA, it was in his personal capacity and not as a leader of the BJP,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Congress urged the Supreme Court to take cognizance of the matter and order fresh elections in Delhi.
(With additional input from Agencies.)