Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Friday, 26 August, referred to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as a "serial killer" that "murders all governments," and called for a confidence motion on Monday, 29 August, to prove that no Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA has defected.
He said, "The BJP has dismantled several governments and now they have turned toward Delhi. There is a serial killer of governments in our country. The pattern is the same."
The AAP national convener claimed that the BJP had bought 277 MLAs across the country so far.
He added, "We've calculated that 277 MLAs have come to their party (BJP), now if they would've given Rs 20 crore to each MLA then they've bought MLAs worth Rs 5,500 crores."
"That is why there is inflation as they are using all the money to buy MLAs at the expense of the common man," the Delhi CM added.
Speaking about the raid at Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's residence, Kejriwal said, "The raid continued for 14 hours but not a single penny was found. No jewellery was found, no cash was found, no documents of any land or property were found, and no incriminating document was found – nothing was found. It was a false raid."
Further, the AAP alleged that the BJP was trying to bribe 40 MLAs to leave the party in an attempt to topple the Kejriwal government. The BJP offered Rs 20 crore to MLAs to make the switch, Kejriwal alleged.
Kejriwal further said:
"All anti-national forces have come together against Delhi's AAP government, ours is the most popular government, these forces want to break us but all our MLAs are together. They'll fabricate false cases against us till the Gujarat polls."
He further asked how the BJP had the money to buy so many MLAs.
'Liquor Drives AAP's Work': Anurag Thakur
Targeting the AAP on the basis of the investigations going on in relation to Delhi's excise policy, Union minister Anurag Thakur on Friday said that "Education may feature prominently in the words of the Aam Aadmi Party but it is "liquor" which drives their work."
"The liquor scam has unmasked the AAP and showed how it is neck-deep in corruption. Why are its leaders not answering the questions raised by us over its excise policy," Thakur said.
"If the excise policy was correct, then why was it withdrawn? The truth is that serious corruption has occurred. Their health minister is in jail on corruption charges and the 'liquor minister' is under probe. What kind of impact will such a minister have on education," Thakur added.
(With inputs from PTI, NDTV, and Hindustan Times.)
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