AAP sting claims BJP leader offered Rs. 4 crore to its MLA
The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday released footage purportedly showing Delhi BJP vice-president Sher Singh Dagar and his close associate Raghubir Dahiya allegedly offering Rs.4 crore and other perks to its MLA Dinesh Mohania in exchange for backing the BJP’s efforts to form a government in the Capital.
Claiming that four to five AAP MLAs were ready to jump ship, Mr. Dagar is heard convincing Mr. Mohania to resign from the Assembly. These resignations would reduce the total strength of the Assembly, thus helping the BJP obtain a majority even with a lower numerical strength. Among the offers Mr. Dagar allegedly made to Mr. Mohania in exchange for resigning were payment of a sum of Rs.4 crore and chairmanship of some authority. He is also seen saying all MLAs who accept the offer would be made BJP candidates in the by-polls necessitated after their resignations.
In the footage, Mr. Dagar is also heard claiming that his party high-command and the RSS were on board in sealing the deal.