MLAs back, refusing BJP's Rs 800 crore: AAP says on 'Operation Lotus'text_fields
New Delhi: The uncertainty that prevailed in the AAP government in Delhi over unaccessibility to its MLAs in the morning now seemed to be cleared with the party announcing BJP's poaching plan called 'Operation Lotus' has failed in Delhi.
Earlier, the party claimed about forty-four MLAs of its sixty two MLAs had been in an unreachable situation for the party leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arawind Kejriwal, and accused the BJP of trying to lure MLAs to topple the state government.
Addressing reporters after a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence earlier in the day, AAP spokesman Saurabh Bharadwaj said that "all AAP MLAs are in our contact and the Delhi government is completely stable without any hindrance"."
Today, we officially announce that the BJP'S 'Operation Lotus' has failed in Delhi," Bhardwaj added.
The spokesman further claimed that 12 MLAs said at the meeting that BJP leaders had contacted them to quit the AAP.
Bhardwaj said that the BJP offered Rs 20 crore to them to bring in 40 MLAs amounting to Rs 800 crore.
"Where is this Rs 800 crore worth of black money kept? Why don't the ED and CBI conduct raids to find out?" he queried."
To protest against this black money, we have decided to go to the Mahatma Gandhi Samadhi Sthal. Bapu once saved us from the British. Now he will save us from this.
"Out of the total 62 MLAs, 53 attended Thursday's meeting and the remaining were present on the phone, the spokesman informed.
"Manish Sisodia is in Himachal Pradesh, Speaker Ram Niwas Goyal is out of the country. Remaining other MLAs Vinay Kumar, Shivacharan Goyal, Gulab Singh, Dinesh Mohania and Mukesh Ahlawat were present on the phone in the meeting," he claimed.