Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that the protest staged by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supporters outside his house was a mere political gimmickry.
The protest came a day after the BJP leader had in a tweet rubbished the claims of the AAP made on Monday in which the party blamed Jaitley, along with Narendra Modi and Harsh Vardhan of trying to lure AAP candidates with money to break away from the Arvind Kejriwal-led party.
"The BJP is scared of the AAP's rising popularity. Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley and Harsh Vardhan are conspiring to bring down the Delhi government," AAP leader Sanjay Singh had claimed at a press conference.
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Jaitley came out of his house and reiterated what he had tweeted and accused the AAP of practicing a politics of falsehood.
Criticising the presence of AAP supporters, Jaitley said: "Those who can't govern, they use such gimmicks (demonstrations and protests), it is a politics of falsehood and fraud," he said.
"AAP is a party of pathological liars," he said.
AAP MLA from Kasturba Nagar, Madan Lal, who according to media reports secretly met expelled party MLA Vinod Kumar Binny, JD(U) MLA Shoaib Iqbal, SAD MLA Maninder Singh Sirsa, said that he was offered huge amount to support the BJP in forming the government.
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He alleged that a person close to Modi had called him and promised him the post of the chief minister, if he gets nine people to join the BJP.
AAP had also said that it has information on Jaitley making attempts to defame the Delhi government.
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