Senior BJP leader trying to put AAP in negative light: Arvind Kejriwalhttps://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/senior-bjp-leader-trying-to-put-aap-in-negative-light-arvind-kejriwal/

Senior BJP leader trying to put AAP in negative light: Arvind Kejriwal

While Kejriwal did not reveal details of the “senior leader”, AAP spokesperson named BJP leader Arun Jaitley.

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday alleged that a “senior leader” of a rival political party was involved in a conspiracy against AAP candidates and said the party will approach the Election Commission (EC) on the issue.

In a series of tweets, Kejriwal alleged, “A senior leader… has hatched a conspiracy against some AAP candidates and  will plant farzi stories in the media…We are making a complaint to the EC.”

Referring to a sting operation that was conducted before the last Delhi Assembly polls against six AAP candidates, Kejriwal said, “Last year, farzi stings were shown against six of our candidates a few days before the polls to defame us… As per our information, similar conspiracies are being planned by our opponents this time too… But the people won’t believe it. They know this is a last ditch attempt by our opponents who are going to lose.”

While Kejriwal did not reveal details of the “senior leader”, AAP spokesperson Ashish Khetan named BJP leader Arun Jaitley.

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Khetan said, “Every political party gets intelligence inputs about rival parties… We have received substantial information on Jaitley. The BJP is going back to its poll antics — trying to manipulate a section of the media and engineering bogus stings.”

The BJP said these statements were a desperate attempt to divert attention from the notices issued against the party for poll violations. “AAP has no plans for Delhi. So, to stay in the spotlight, they are making baseless allegations,” BJP spokesperson Harish Khurana said.