Amid the ongoing speculations around Aam Aadmi Party MLAs being untraceable, party leader Saurabh Bharadwaj confirmed that the Bharatiya Janata Party targeted 40 of its party MLAs and was offering Rs 20 crores each but the conspiracy of the Opposition took a back foot as 53 out of 62 MLAs were present in the meeting held by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today.
The meeting was held in the national capital at 11 am today. “BJP’s operation lotus failed in Delhi. 53 out of 62 MLAs were present in the meeting today. Speaker is outside the country and Manish Sisodia is in Himachal.
CM spoke to other MLAs over the phone and everyone said that they are with CM Kejriwal till their last breath,” said Saurabh Bharadwaj. He further alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party tried to lure over 12 AAP MLAs to break the party. “BJP contacted our 12 MLAs and told them to break the party. They wanted to break away 40 MLAs and were offering Rs 20 crores each… Now we are going to Mahatma Gandhi Smriti,” he added.
His remarks came in wake of the reports of AAP MLAs being unreachable made rounds ahead of the crucial upcoming meeting of the Aam Aadmi Party’s MLAs at the Chief Minister’s residence.
Earlier in the day, Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party MLA Atishi dismissed the rumours of several party MLAs being unreachable and exuded confidence that the meeting at the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence will have a full house today.