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LG batting for BJP, says Kejriwal

LG batting for BJP, says Kejriwal
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LG batting for BJP, says Kejriwal, Arvind kejriwal alleged that the BJP had approached 15 of his Aam Aadmi Party legislators to try and form a government in Delhi.

  • Centre tells SC that the process has begun for government formation in Delhi
  • SC to take up AAP sting issue on Oct 10, cautions Centre against delaying decision
  • 'BJP was in touch with 15 AAP legislators': AAP chief comes up with new allegation
  • Will send 'sting' footage to President and also to Delhi Police Commissioner

New Delhi: Arvind kejriwal alleged that the BJP had approached 15 of his Aam Aadmi Party legislators to try and form a government in Delhi.
AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal comes out of Supreme Court after hearing on a petition filed by AAP seeking dissolution of the Assembly, in New Delhi on Tuesday
"If they (the BJP) try to take power by unscrupulous means, we will expose them at an appropriate time," Kejriwal said a day after releasing a video that he said showed a BJP leader trying to offer money to AAP legislator Dinesh Mohaniya. "We will reveal the names of the AAP legislators approached by the BJP," he added. The AAP chief said he would send the 'sting' footage to President Pranab Mukherjee and also the Delhi Police Commissioner.

However, the former Delhi chief minister questioned Najeeb Jung's intentions, saying that he was unable to understand on what basis the Delhi LG has given his report to the President as the BJP had given it in writing earlier that they don't have the numbers and won't form government in the national capital.

“It seems that the Delhi LG is batting for the BJP,” he said.

Denying Kejriwal's allegation, BJP spokesperson Sanjay Kaul said, "You cannot buy what is not on sale. If people are willing to leave AAP as they are insecure about their future, they will certainly negotiate with other parties."

The Centre told the Supreme Court that the process had begun for government formation in Delhi after Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung recommended that the single largest party should be invited and should take a floor test.

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal was present as his party filed a new affidavit urging a five-judge Constitutional bench to take note of the 'sting' video and stop the BJP from taking power. The BJP argued that the allegation of "horse-trading" was unsubstantiated.

The court said it would take up the AAP video on October 10, but also cautioned the Centre against delaying a decision.


"When we granted the Centre time, our intention was to arrive at a resolution so that either a government is formed or fresh elections held," the judges said. On a lighter note, they wondered, "Why is it called horse-trading? Why not man-trading?"

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