New Delhi: Union minister and Delhi BJP leader Vijay Goel has claimed that 14 AAP MLAs want to leave the party as the latter has gone astray from its objectives. (Catch All Action of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Here)
Goel was responding to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s allegation that the BJP was trying to buy AAP MLAs. “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. They want to break our MLAs, this doesn’t suit Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Kejriwal had said on Wednesday.
Asserting that the BJP does not need to buy AAP MLAs, Goel said, “Fourteen AAP MLAs want to leave the party because the party has gone astray from its objectives…the BJP does not need to buy these MLAs. Allegations of the BJP offering Rs 10 crore to each MLA are false.”
Citing the exit of leaders from Aam Aadmi Party in the past Goel said, “Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav, Shazia Ilmi and many others left the party saying they were feeling stifled in the party. The party, which had come to fight corruption, started resorting to corrupt practices itself.”
All seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi are going to polls in a single phase on May 12. General elections in the country are being held in seven phases starting from April 11 and ending on May 19. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.