Rajnath rubbishes AAP charge on horse-trading

Kejriwal on Thursday had charged BJP with trying to buy Congress MLAs after failing to lure AAP legislators.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: July 17, 2014 1:37 pm
On Kejriwal's charge, Singh said that his party will never indulge in such a practice. On Kejriwal’s charge, Singh said that his party will never indulge in such a practice.

Rubbishing AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal’s allegation against BJP of indulging in horse-trading for government formation in Delhi, former BJP chief and Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said his party doesn’t indulge in such practices.

“BJP has never indulged in horse-trading. I can confidently say that BJP doesn’t indulge in horse-trading,” he said. On Kejriwal’s charge, Singh said that his party will never indulge in such a practice.

Asked if some Congress MLAs were supporting BJP to form government in Delhi, he said that he does not have any knowledge about it. Kejriwal on Thursday had charged BJP with trying to buy Congress MLAs after failing to lure AAP legislators.

“After failing to buy any AAP MLA, BJP is now trying to buy 6 Cong MLAs. Price – Rs 20 crore each, 2 ministers and 4 chairmen (sic),” the AAP convener had said in a tweet.

BJP had emerged the single largest party after last year’s Assembly polls with 32 seats, including one of Akali Dal, in the 70-member Assembly.

Currently BJP, along with ally Akali Dal’s lone MLA, has 29 legislators and will require the support of five more MLAs to prove majority in the Assembly. Three of its MLAs had been elected to the Lok Sabha.

The party fell short of four seats to bag a simple majority and had refused to form government in December, saying it did not have the numbers and will not resort to any “unfair means” to take the reins.

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    Paramjeet
    Jul 18, 2014 at 5:00 am
    Kejriwal please do not befool us any further.. When you formed the Govt with corrupt Congress was it ethical? Even you cagot the seats by exposing corrupt practices of Cong? Where were your ethics when Jung sved you from Dharna antic at Raisina Hills.
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      HPN
      Jul 18, 2014 at 2:56 am
      Why the scribes don't let Rajnath Singh function as Home Minister and continue to regard him as BJP President.
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        aap ka
        Jul 17, 2014 at 2:58 pm
        Kejriwal rocket aimed at sky but failed immediately after launched
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          Subrahmanyam
          Jul 17, 2014 at 3:40 pm
          Mr Rajnathsingh, as like all BJP leaders, conveniently forgets Operation Lotus their leader My Yadurappa, witgh the help of Reddy Brothers, did in Karnataka to forma Government. It is rather unfortunate that there is no end of hypocrisy.
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