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AAP accuses BJP, Congress of plotting to topple govt

The Hindu Online

The Aam Aadmi Party, alleged that the BJP and the Congress were trying to destabilise the Arvind Kejriwal government and the recent standoff in Delhi over power supply and prices was part of a larger conspiracy.
AAP alleged that the BJP leaders Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley were behind moves to lure its MLAs and split the party.
The BJP has 32 MLAs in a House of 70, while AAP has 28 and is in power with the outside support of the Congress, which has eight members.
A day after Vinod Kumar Binny, MLA expelled from AAP, claimed the support of three MLAs, including its Kasturba Nagar legislator, Madan Lal, the party leader Sanjay Singh said it would start a “pol khol” (expose) campaign today to expose both the parties.
Yesterday, both BJP and Aam Aadmi Party workers staged protests against each other outside the residence of BJP leader Arun Jaitely.
Speaking to presspersons, Madan Lal claimed that he had been contacted by the BJP with an offer of money to split AAP. He produced no evidence to support his charge, but claimed he had been approached with “Rs. 20 crore and chief ministership” to wean 10 MLAs from AAP “by persons claiming to be close to  Modi.”
He said that on December 7 last year, when the Delhi government was being formed, an unidentified person telephoned him saying a prominent leader wanted to talk. “He then named the BJP leader Arun Jaitley. When he said that, I cut the phone,” he said displaying on his cell phone screen a call received around half past noon on December 7 when he spoke for 44 seconds.

Published: 12:00 am Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Last modified: 2:08 am Wednesday, February 05, 2014

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