New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday claimed that it had proof of a senior Delhi BJP leader, Sher Singh Dagar, offering a bribe of Rs 4 crore to one of its legislators to switch sides.
AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal released a covertly-shot video as proof against Delhi BJP vice-president Sher Singh Dagar at a press conference on Monday.
He said the video was shot at the residence of Mr Dagar as he attempted to offer AAP legislator Dinesh Mohaniya Rs 4 crore to switch sides.
The BJP and Mr Dagar first denied the allegations, but the party later issued him a showcause notice.
Asserting that the AAP legislators are “not on sale,” Mr Kejriwal said that the party will submit the raw footage to the Supreme Court’s Constitutional Bench, which will hear the issue of government formation in Delhi on Tuesday and will file a police complaint and approach the Election Commission on the matter.
He alleged that the BJP has been attempting to lure AAP legislators since a month to muster the numbers to form the government in Delhi.
“Our MLAs will not defect,” Mr Kejriwal emphasised, adding that the BJP tried to influence three other MLAs to get the necessary numbers to form a government in Delhi.
The AAP leader after the expose warned lieutenant-governor Najeeb Jung against inviting the saffron outfit to form a government.
“If the L-G invites the BJP even after the sting, then questions will be raised on his credibility,” Mr Kejriwal added.