Threatening MLAs is part of BJP's attempt to topple the Delhi government, according to AAP

Threatening MLAs is part of BJP's attempt to topple the Delhi government, according to AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) claims that the BJP is attempting to overthrow the Arvind Kejriwal administration by sending threats to lawmakers under the cover of a no-confidence resolution. The BJP has only eight MLAs in the Delhi Assembly.

Raghav Chadha, a Rajya Sabha member for the AAP, said at a news conference that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was giving his party's legislators the choice of joining the saffron party or facing imprisonment from the CBI-ED.

During the current session of the Delhi Assembly, the BJP intends to introduce a no-confidence move against the Kejriwal administration.

"The BJP has eight MLAs, compared to the 62-member majority held by the AAP. Just like administrations that overthrew themselves in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, the BJP seeks to bring down the current administration by bribing MLAs under the cover of a no-confidence resolution. Join the BJP or the CBI-ED will imprison you, is the choice the BJP is providing our MLAs, according to Chadha.

"The BJP has been losing elections in Delhi, and now our MLAs are receiving threats saying things like, "If we can do it with the deputy chief minister, you are only an MLA. The BJP has to halt its evil activities. They tried repeatedly, but they were unable to entice our MLAs, he said.

The Delhi Assembly's budget session got underway on Friday. The BJP will file a no-confidence motion against the AAP administration due to its participation in "corruption," according to opposition leader Ramvir Singh Bidhuri.

Chadha also criticized the BJP-led Centre for allegedly using law enforcement to target the AAP and former Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, who is presently incarcerated in connection with a case involving the excise policy for the national capital that has since been scrapped for the years 2021–2022.

"BJP member and supplementary Prime Minister's Office director Kiran Patel resides in Kashmir (PMO). He travels with "Z-plus" protection, two cars equipped with jammers, 50 armed personnel, and sleeps at a five-star hotel. Since he works for the BJP, investigation authorities do not look into him. But, Sisodia is now in prison, according to Chadha.

Patel, a native of Gujarat, was recently detained by the Jammu and Kashmir Police at a five-star hotel in Srinagar for pretending to be a "extra secretary" at the Center and obtaining a security clearance.

Patel was taken into custody on March 3 by security personnel while making his third trip to the Kashmir valley, according to court records.