2 Apr 2024

Stir in Delhi Politics: Atishi's Claims Spark Row, What BJP Said?

The political landscape of Delhi is ablaze with rapidly unfolding events and tit-for-tat accusations, keeping the capital's political circles on edge.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court granted bail to Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh, while Delhi government minister Atishi made shocking allegations, claiming, "BJP is planning to arrest four AAP leaders within the next two months."

During a press conference, Minister Atishi asserted that a BJP intermediary had approached a person close to her. BJP extended an offer to her to join the party. She alleged that she was told that refusal to comply would result in her arrest within a month by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Atishi divulged, "This was told to me through a person very close to me. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji and the Bharatiya Janata Party have made up their mind and they now want to crush the Aam Aadmi Party and all its leaders."

She continued, "Their agenda is crystal clear: to obliterate the Aam Aadmi Party and its leadership. They've already incarcerated key AAP figures, including Satyendra Jain and Sanjay Singh, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal being the latest target."

"Now, BJP aims to apprehend four more AAP leaders before the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Their targets include myself, Saurabh Bhardwaj, Durgesh Pathak, and Raghav Chaddha," Atishi said.

"BJP's calculations backfired after Kejriwal's arrest. BJP was expecting AAP would disintegrate after Kejriwal's arrest. However, the massive turnout at Ramlila Maidan and our sustained street protests have proven otherwise," Atishi added.

BJP responds to allegations

In response to these allegations, Union Minister Hardeep Puri firmly stated on Tuesday evening that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had no vacancies. Puri retaliated by referring to the ongoing liquor policy scandal involving AAP and the opposition INDIA bloc, stating that amidst such controversies, the BJP wouldn't complicate matters by accepting her into the party. 

Puri emphasized, "We do not have any vacancy for a political activist like Atishi." This rejection from the Urban Development Minister followed Atishi's assertion that she had been approached to defect to the BJP, being informed that the saffron party was determined to dismantle the AAP.

 Delhi BJP's President, Virendra Sachdeva also rejected Atishi's claims. He told the media, "BJP neither engages nor will engage in any 'Operation Lotus.' On the other hand any defections from AAP stem from disillusionment with Kejriwal's deceitful tactics."

Sachdeva remarked, "The current unease within AAP, evidenced by Atishi and Saurabh Bhardwaj's discontent, stems from their ambition to become CM. Kejriwal took their names yesterday. Atishi also took the names of Raghav Chadha and Durgesh, all this is going to continue."

Union Minister Anurag Thakur weighed in on Atishi's claims, alleging, "AAP's foundation is built on falsehoods. Kejriwal, once hailed for his anti-corruption stance, has now embraced the corrupt. His own transformation from anti-corruption crusader to corrupt politician is testament to this."

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