The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday released a video, which showed some BJP leaders allegedly offering a plum post and money to its legislator in a bid to form the government in Delhi.
The BJP, however, rubbished the video.
Accusing the BJP of indulging in horse trading, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said that he won’t allow the party to form a government in Delhi using deceitful tactics.
Releasing the video at a press conference in Delhi, Mr. Kejriwal said: “The dirty game of the BJP is exposed today.”
“The BJP has been wooing our MLAs for the last one month but we will not let them come to power… They are betraying the people of Delhi,” Mr. Kejriwal said.
Fellow party leader, Manish Sisodia said that the video would be submitted in the Supreme Court and a formal complaint against the BJP would be lodged with the Election Commission as well.
The video purportedly shows Delhi BJP vice-president Sher Singh Dagar promising a plum post and money to AAP legislator Dinesh Mohaniya if he resigned from the Assembly.
“Our MLAs are being offered chairmanships, ministerial berths and money but none of them will defect,” said Mr. Kejriwal, adding that there were more such videos that would be released at an appropriate time.
The state unit of the BJP criticised the video as well as the AAP and called it an attempt to defame the party.
“They (AAP) have been doing this for long now. Earlier they made allegations against (BJP leader and Union Minister) Nitin Gadkari and later apologised and now again they are attacking us. This is an attempt to defame the party,” BJP leader Vijender Gupta said.