The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) headed by Arvind Kejriwal alleged today that the BJP Delhi state vice-president Sher Singh Dagar tried to entice AAP MLA Dinesh Mohania by promising him Rs. 4 crore.
According to AAP, the money was offered to its MLA as bribe in return to support BJP to form government in Delhi. AAP says it has recorded the conversation between BJP and AAP MLA and released it in a press conference held today, Sept. 8., in New Delhi.
Earlier in January, AAP had formed the Delhi government with support from Congress, but it resigned after just 49 days of its rule in Delhi.
Currently, the Delhi government is in a suspended state, as no political party has the majority to form the government.
In the 70-member Delhi Assembly, currently BJP has 28 seats, AAP – 27, Congress – 8, SAD (a BJP ally) – 1, JDU – 1, Independent – 2.
A political party needs over 35 seats to form the government. So, if BJP could rope in 9 more MLAs, it can form the government in Delhi. That’s why, as AAP alleges, BJP is trying to break AAP MLAs by paying them bribe.
AAP is demanding re-election in Delhi.
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