New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has alleged that BJP approached seven AAP MLAs, offering them Rs 10 crore each, allegedly “to buy them”. (Catch Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Action Here)
ANI quoted Kejriwal as saying on Wednesday, “In the past three days, seven of our MLAs have told us that BJP has approached them and has offered Rs 10 crore each to buy them…this doesn’t suit PM Narendra Modi. A day before, he had said he will buy 40 MLAs of Mamata Banerjee and topple her government.”
Interacting with media during one of his roadshows, Kejriwal said that voters would be drawn to AAP for the good work the party had done. “We have worked for providing electricity, water, roads, we have constructed schools, hospitals, sewer lines and more. People will vote for the work AAP has done while PM Modi asks for votes only in his name,” he added.
He said, “If all seven Delhi MPs are from AAP, we will be strengthened at Centre. We will get developmental work done for Delhi. The Centre has always created hurdles in our way.”
AAP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also accused the BJP of luring his party MLAs. “BJP contacted seven of our MLAs…I want to tell PM Modi and Amit Shah, ‘don’t try to buy AAP MLAs and fight elections on issues concerning the nation. They’ve been trying to do this for the past four years,” he said.
Delhi’s seven Lok Sabha seats go to polls on May 12 in the sixth phase of elections. Counting of votes would be held on May 23. (With ANI inputs)