AAP’s latest: BJP trying to bribe our men, topple govt

BJP rubbishes allegation by MLA Madan Lal, calls it ‘falsehood and lies’.

New Delhi | Published:February 4, 2014 5:43 am
The allegations against Jaitley and Modi came from AAP MLA from Kasturba Nagar, Madan Lal. The allegations against Jaitley and Modi came from AAP MLA from Kasturba Nagar, Madan Lal.

Qqulling a rebellion from within, the Aam Aadmi Party on Monday alleged that representatives of senior BJP leaders Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley had attempted to bribe an AAP MLA into defecting. The BJP was quick to rubbish the allegations, saying it was an attempt to spread “false propaganda”.

The allegations against Jaitley and Modi came from AAP MLA from Kasturba Nagar, Madan Lal. Interestingly, late on Sunday night, reports suggested that Lal was one of the MLAs who would support expelled AAP MLA Vinod Kumar Binny. Along with JD(U) MLA Shoaib Iqbal and Independent MLA Rambir Shokeen, Binny had threatened to pull down the AAP government if their five demands were not met “within 48 hours.”

Shokeen said they met possible rebel MLAs in a hotel in Delhi on Sunday night. “Do not ask me the names of those present at the hotel last night. One of them was Binny’s relative, ask him. I do not want AAP to take action against them. The cameras missed two more MLAs who were present at the hotel apart from SAD MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa,” he claimed. According to sources, Lal is related to Binny.

But, addressing a press conference on Monday, Lal denied being present at the meeting. Instead, he alleged that he had been approached at least three times to break away from the Kejriwal-led government. “On the intervening night of December 7-8, I got a call at 12:34 am. The caller said he wanted to arrange a meeting with some top leaders.

When I asked for a name, he said Arun Jaitley. I told him to shut up. When I tried to call him back, the number was unreachable. The call came from an unknown number,” he claimed.

Lal, who was accompanied by party leaders Sanjay Singh and Ashutosh, admitted that he had no evidence to substantiate his allegations. “Ten days ago, two people came to me and said they were from Gujarat and were close to Modi. They asked me to break away, bring some people with me and form a new party. They said they would help me become the Deputy Chief Minister. They said they would pay me Rs 20 crore, and the others would get Rs 10 crore,” Lal alleged.

Denying the allegations, Jaitley tweeted, “Rubbish claims by AAP. AAP’s alternative politics includes a fundamental right to falsehood and lies.”

BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said, “The AAP has given itself the fundamental right to insinuate and slap false charges on their opponents. In their desperation to acquire credibility, recognition and attention, they do not hesitate to name even veteran leaders of the BJP. This verges on false propaganda and defamatory allegations as their claims are without proof.”

Minutes after Lal’s allegations, Binny, Shokeen and Iqbal cut short their protest and met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday. “The CM met us and said that we all have to run this government together. He said our demands are part of the AAP manifesto and will be met,” said Iqbal. Climbing down from their aggressive stand on Sunday, he said, “We never said anything about pulling down the government”.

Meanwhile, Lal also alleged that he was approached by several people during the training programme for MLAs in the Delhi Assembly last week. “Attempts were made to see if we were ready to be ‘bought’ at the training programme. I was told by Manjinder Singh Sirsa that the government is not going to last very long and I should think about my future. Binny also told me that the government would not last more than 10 days. As soon as these offers were made, I informed the senior leadership of the party,” he claimed.

“I say this with a great deal of responsibility, that all this is a conspiracy by Jaitley and some sections of the media — not all media organisations, but some that are conspiring to bring the Delhi government down,” alleged Ashutosh.

“It is clear that BJP leaders Arun Jaitley and Harsh Vardhan want to make sure that the AAP government falls. Our MLAs were contacted and offered money and top posts. The timing of this news coming out is important. When Arvind announces that an audit will be conducted of all private power companies, there is an attempt to malign the image of the party. The BJP is scared of the AAP’s rising popularity,” said Sanjay Singh, a member of the AAP’s National Executive.

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    Samanya Aadmi
    Feb 4, 2014 at 1:36 am
    Good excuse by members of SAANP Party. Any excuse to get out of government. Rather SAANP would be trying to pay 20 crores to anyone who will help them to get out of this mess.
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      Samanya Aadmi
      Feb 4, 2014 at 1:36 am
      Good excuse by members of SAANP Party. Any excuse to get out of government. Rather SAANP would be trying to pay 20 crores to anyone who will help them to get out of this mess.
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        neeraj agrawal
        Feb 4, 2014 at 7:33 am
        If u want tangible proof from others to substantiate the allegation made against ur leaders, please ensure to have solid proof before making any allegation against ur opponents. if u do not have proof, please refrain from making wild allegation as it will dent ur credibility.
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          neeraj agrawal
          Feb 4, 2014 at 7:33 am
          If u want tangible proof from others to substantiate the allegation made against ur leaders, please ensure to have solid proof before making any allegation against ur opponents. if u do not have proof, please refrain from making wild allegation as it will dent ur credibility.
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            Alok
            Feb 4, 2014 at 1:35 am
            And Nuatanki of AAP goes on.
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              Kesava Chandran
              Feb 4, 2014 at 1:41 am
              The MLA had rehed his lines exceptionally well on the lines of His Masters Voice about the corrupt political leaders trumpeted earlier
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                neal
                Feb 4, 2014 at 2:21 am
                jokers
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                  neal
                  Feb 4, 2014 at 2:21 am
                  jokers
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                    Mera Mera
                    Feb 5, 2014 at 12:56 pm
                    BJP is a corrupt party who is trying to play all cheap tactics to create hurdle in AAP achievements...See the difference in picture and myth of Gujarat governance...
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                      Mera Mera
                      Feb 5, 2014 at 12:56 pm
                      BJP is a corrupt party who is trying to play all cheap tactics to create hurdle in AAP achievements...See the difference in picture and myth of Gujarat governance...
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                        Jayanarayan Kongasseri
                        Feb 4, 2014 at 3:08 am
                        People no more take note of such habitual claims without any basis/proof. These dramtics are melodramatic and are considered as cheap gimmicks. Power is very intoxicating
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                          Raman
                          Feb 4, 2014 at 12:47 am
                          Should not the AAP MLAs be above such temptation? Why is the AAP leadrship worried about the issue? Any distrust on their MLAs only reflects on poor choice of candidates in the first place by the AAP. This should at least serve as a lesson while selecting candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.
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                            Raman
                            Feb 4, 2014 at 12:47 am
                            Should not the AAP MLAs be above such temptation? Why is the AAP leadrship worried about the issue? Any distrust on their MLAs only reflects on poor choice of candidates in the first place by the AAP. This should at least serve as a lesson while selecting candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.
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                              KRA
                              Feb 4, 2014 at 1:31 am
                              I am tired of these morons!! Even if this were true, shows the knuckle-heads lack discretion. The timing makes no sense, Is this all these s are capable of - a never ending soap opera? Is this what IIT degrees does to you? Do you have a mental disorder?Oh well, maybe on second thought, AAP should indulge in this mud slinging nonsense, at least he won't be handing freebies and bankrupt the city and the nation. What a bunch morons these AAP s have turned out to be. So disappointing, self destruct and spare us this juvenile nonsense.
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                                KRA
                                Feb 4, 2014 at 1:31 am
                                I am tired of these morons!! Even if this were true, shows the knuckle-heads lack discretion. The timing makes no sense, Is this all these s are capable of - a never ending soap opera? Is this what IIT degrees does to you? Do you have a mental disorder?Oh well, maybe on second thought, AAP should indulge in this mud slinging nonsense, at least he won't be handing freebies and bankrupt the city and the nation. What a bunch morons these AAP s have turned out to be. So disappointing, self destruct and spare us this juvenile nonsense.
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                                  mdkumar mdkumar
                                  Feb 4, 2014 at 7:14 am
                                  bribe our 'men'. This khap mentality of masculine gender-bias does not seem to leave AAP.
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                                    Muhmammad rasool
                                    Feb 4, 2014 at 12:03 pm
                                    Its time Bollywood made a comedy movie on them!
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                                      Nikes Here
                                      Feb 4, 2014 at 3:33 am
                                      Pretty cheap politics being pla by AAAAAAPPPP
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                                        Nirvikar Goel
                                        Feb 4, 2014 at 11:01 am
                                        This is not last allegation till 2014 elections more sever allegations are to come. AAP has been created for the same motive by Congress.
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                                          Vikash Nand
                                          Feb 4, 2014 at 8:53 am
                                          Arabian Nights & Fairy Tales
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                                            Ramesh
                                            Feb 4, 2014 at 8:31 am
                                            How can you purchase the most honest persons on earth. Can you purchase ultra Harish Chandra. Even if some one offered 20 crores, why are you not approaching police?. Are you publicly telling people that value of our MLA is more than 20 crors. BJP is not obligd to support your congress backed govt. They have every right to topple your government.
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