AAP and BJP Tussle in Delhi Reaches President Droupadi Murmu

New Delhi: AAP is demanding CBI Probe on alleged attempt by BJP to destabilize and topple state governments. Delhi BJP MLAs will meet President Droupadi Murmu on 6 September to demand dismissal of the AAP government over a host of issues, including allegations of corruption against its ministers

BY | Saturday, 3 September, 2022

Aam Aadmi Party legislator Atishi on Friday said President Droupadi Murmu has given time next week to meet a delegation of party MLAs who will apprise her about BJP’s ‘Operation Lotus’. She said the delegation want to meet the President to apprise her about ‘Operation Lotus’ as it poses “a serious threat to democracy in India.”

“I’m happy to share that the Hon’ble President has given time to meet a delegation of @AamAadmiParty MLAs on 7th September. We had sought time to apprise her on ‘Operation Lotus’ – a serious threat to democracy in India,” Atishi said in a tweet.

The AAP legislators on Wednesday lodged a complaint with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) demanding a probe against BJP’s ‘Operation Lotus’ under which the saffron party allegedly “destabilized and toppled” governments of other parties in various states since it came to power at the Centre in 2014. The AAP leaders claimed that the BJP has bought a total of 277 MLAs of other parties to topple their governments so far under ‘Operation Lotus’ and spent “an estimated Rs 6,300 crore” for it while demanding a CBI probe into it.

They also demanded that the CBI probe BJP’s alleged attempt to topple the Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi, claiming that the saffron party had approached at least 40 AAP MLAs, offering Rs 20 crore to each of them for switching sides.

Countering the charge, the BJP, however, has dubbed the AAP’s claims as its tactics to divert people’s attention from the corruption charges levelled against Delhi Deputy Chief minister Manish Sisodia.Delhi BJP MLAs will meet President Droupadi Murmu on 6 September to demand dismissal of the AAP government over a host of issues, including allegations of corruption against its ministers. Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Ramvir Singh Bidhuri said the AAP government has also insulted LG V K Saxena.

“Along with the use of abusive language against the LG, the files sent to him are not even signed by the chief minister. Cabinet notes are sent to them after the cabinet meeting. In view of all these illegal activities, this government should be immediately dismissed,” he demanded. The MLAs will meet the president on 6 September and demand dismissal of the AAP government, he said.

He said Delhi government minister Satyendar Jain is in jail for more than three months while the CBI has registered an FIR against Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in connection with irregularities in implementation of the excise scam. “The CVC has exposed the education scam of this government. DTC scam and Delhi Jal Board scam have also come to the fore. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal neither took any action against his tainted ministers, nor removed them from his cabinet. The Kejriwal government is providing full protection to corruption,” he alleged.

He accused the AAP government of “indulging in corruption and murdering democracy in Delhi by ignoring all rules and regulations. “In the last two-and-a-half years, not even once was any discussion allowed on any proposal given by the opposition. BJP members are expelled as soon as they rise from the seat (in the house),” he said.

The AAP had claimed that the saffron party had made attempts to “poach” its MLAs but their attempts were foiled since theirs is a ‘hardcore honest’ party while the BJP had called for a probe into their allegations.



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