AAP Kumar Vishwas CM material: BJP
AAP Kumar Vishwas CM material: BJP, Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas on Saturday confirmed reports that he had been approached by a Bharatiya Janata Party MP to join the saffron party soon after the general election results were declared.
Ghaziabad: Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas on Saturday confirmed reports that he had been approached by a Bharatiya Janata Party MP to join the saffron party soon after the general election results were declared.
Vishwas said, "I got a call from a newspaper yesterday; they wanted to confirm about this proposal from the BJP. I thought I should not lie, and if I have been contacted them, I must divulge that news."
"I have confirmed about the proposal which came to me from a newly-elected BJP MP, who I have been friends with for the past ten to fifteen years," he added.
The poet-turned AAP leader, who contested the general elections against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in the latter's political bastion, Amethi, said the BJP MP described him as "CM material" and said that if Kumar joined the saffron party, other AAP MLAs would follow suit.
"That newly-elected BJP MP also insisted that I work towards building our nation, but I told them that you should work for nation building as you have the mandate. Our best wishes are with you," Kumar said.
Kumar also said that this conversation took place long time back and he did not want to encourage speculation by divulging whether the MP was elected once or twice. He also added that a conversation with a friend should be kept out of the political ambit.
Vishwas said, “I get along with other BJP leaders too. Dr. Harshvardhan has treated me like a younger brother. I have asked him to prescribe medicines for me when I was ill, but that does not mean I will support wrong things like the removal of an honest officer like Sanjiv Chaturvedi from AIIMS."
BJP leaders, however, swiftly countered Vishwas over his claims.
Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said, “It seems, Kejriwal ji has written a new script for Kumar Vishwas. Vishwas must reveal the name of the BJP MP, whom he spoke to and where, and how much did he offer for joining BJP."