Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley launched an all-out attack on the Aam Aadmi Party whose workers held demonstrations outside his house on Tuesday morning. Jaitley called AAP leaders “pathological liars” who are more comfortable in conducting dharnas instead of governing the state.
He said, “The AAP admittedly does not know how to govern. State craft which is essential to governance is literally foreign to them. They seem to be more comfortable in dharnas rather than in the Secretariat to govern the state.”
AAP had on Monday accused the BJP of trying to bribe its MLA in order to topple the Delhi government. Reacting to these allegations, Jaitley said that the AAP was a party which is entirely based on a falsehood. “Neither Modi nor me know who this Madan Lal is,” said Jaitley challenging AAP’s claims.
Madan Lal, AAP MLA from Kasturba Nagar, had said that he had been offered Rs. 20-30 crore to get along nine MLAs and help pull down the Arvind Kejriwal government. He said that he had received those calls from people claiming to be close to Arun Jaitley, Harsh Vardhan and BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
The AAP MLA had claimed that he had received the calls on December 7, a day prior to the Delhi Assembly election results. Jaitley questioned the timing saying how Lal could be bribed at a time when he was not even elected an MLA.
“He says he received a call from unknown person whose name he does not remember. He does not remember the number. He said he received the call on December 7, before results, when no one in his wildest dreams thought that he could become an MLA,” he said.
Jaitley took a jibe at AAP saying that the AAP government should have conducted a sting on the person whom Lal claimed to have approached him. “Then some unknown gentlemen whose name they don’t know came10 days ago, so according to their government policy, why did not they sting him and bug him.”
He further said that the AAP was a party which could not deliver governance. “To just make an unsubstantial allegation because you cannot govern, you cannot deliver and then start protest demonstration in order to add conviction to the falsehood started by them. They first create a falsehood and then they convince themselves of its truth and then pursue it,” he said.