AAP’s national spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said Ajay Dutt, Sanjeev Jha, Somnath Bharati and Kuldeep – were offered ₹ 20 crore each if they join the BJP and ₹ 25 crore “if they bring other MLAs with them”.
Manish Sisodia has claimed that he was approached by the BJP, who offered him the Chief Minister’s post. In case he quit the party, they promised that all cases against him will be withdrawn, he said.
"Some MLAs have told me that they have been threatened, offered bribes to break the party. This is a very serious matter," he told reporters earlier today.
AAP’s national spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said Ajay Dutt, Sanjeev Jha, Somnath Bharati and Kuldeep, were offered ₹ 20 crore each if they join the BJP and ₹ 25 crore “if they bring other MLAs with them”.
AAP MLAs were present at a press conference.
Senior AAP leader Somnath Bharati, a former minister, said: "They said they know cases against Sisodia are fake, but the senior leaders have decided to bring down AAP... A BJP leader told me that no matter what, we will bring down the Delhi government."
AAP has accused the BJP of instigating the CBI raids against Mr Sisodia after international recognition for the party’s achievement in the education and healthcare sectors. The trigger, they said, was an article in the US daily New York Times.
The BJP, the party claimed, is also upset about the growing popularity of AAP in Gujarat. Mr Kejriwal, who is on his fifth visit to the state in the run-up to the assembly elections due later this year, said yesterday that while they were expecting Mr Sisodia to be arrested, that even might occur within “two-three days” given the support in Gujarat.