Got Offer Of Rs 20 Crore Each To Join BJP, Claim 4 AAP MLAs

Two days after Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia accused the BJP of offering to dispose of the case against him if he joined the party, four AAP MLAs have claimed they got an offer of Rs 20 crore each to join the BJP or else they “would face the same fate as Sisodia”

NEW DELHI | Updated: 24 August, 2022 3:45 pm IST

Two days after Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of offering to dispose of the case against him if he joined the party, four Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs have claimed they got an offer of Rs 20 crore each to join the BJP or else they “would face the same fate as Sisodia”.

AAP MP Sanjay Singh held a press conference, with all four MLAs, and stated that the BJP has become a “50 khoka” party as it was trying to bribe the leaders of opposition parties. “Four AAP leaders got an offer of Rs 20 crore each and in Maharashtra, Rs 50 crore was being offered. The BJP broke parties in Goa, Madhya Pradesh, and Karnataka. Here our leaders are not going to be broken,” said Sanjay Singh. He said their four MLAs Ajay Dutt, Sanjeev Jha, Somnath Bharti, and Kuldeep were offered a bribe by the BJP leaders.

MLA Sanjeev Jha (from Burari) said: “A former MLA had come to me. He knows me personally. He told me there is no future of AAP. You should join BJP and we will offer you Rs 20 crore. If you brought more people from AAP, then you will get Rs 25 crore. He also told me if I do not join then ‘the case of Manish Sisodia is in front of you’.”

MLA Ajay Dutt (from Ambedkar Nagar) said: “A former BJP MP from another state had approached me and told me to join the BJP. He offered me Rs 20 crore, and warned me if I don’t join the BJP, I would face the same fate as Manish Sisodia. He also told me just like Sisodia has been trapped in a fake case, you will be trapped in a similar manner.”

MLA Kuldeep Kumar (from Kondli) claimed: “A west Delhi BJP approached me. He told me that the AAP is going to be wiped out from Delhi. If you break the party and bring other MLAs into the BJP, you will get Rs 25 crore. And if you alone join the BJP, you will get Rs 20 crore.”

MLA Somnath Bharti (from Malviya Nagar) said: “A national-level BJP leader, who is also my friend, tried to buy me and then warned me. He told me to join the BJP. If I don’t, I might face the fate of Manish Sisodia. He said ‘Rs 20 crore is kept for you’.”

AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj claimed the BJP was running ‘Operation Lotus’ in the country, where they are threatening or buying opposition leaders to break the parties.

“If they (BJP) are giving Rs 20 crore to each of our four MLAs and have been in touch with 35 MLAs of AAP, it means they are ready to give Rs 700 crore. I want to ask from where did the BJP get this money?” he added.

 

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