Chandigarh: Following the BJP’s futile attempt to bring down the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Punjab, the AAP lashed out at the saffron party on Wednesday, calling it a ‘serial killer’ of democracy. Condemned ‘ ‘Operation Lotus’ for the dubious manner in which elected governments in the country are being brought down.
Addressing a press conference here at party headquarter, Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema said that BJP has murdered democracy by toppling elected governments in various states after using central investigation agencies and through money lures. It tried the same in Punjab, but the staunch soldiers of AAP foiled the BJP’s nefarious agenda.
He said that BJP agents and workers from Delhi and Punjab have tried to break 35 MLAs of AAP to topple the government in Punjab.
Cheema said that to expose the unholy tactics of the BJP, he along with AAP MLAs has filed a formal complaint along with all proofs to the Punjab Director General of Punjab (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav for a fair probe into this serious matter.
A complaint against the BJP leaders and agents has been submitted before DGP for offering Rs 25 crore each to at least 10 MLAs in the state and also giving life threat to Jalandhar West MLA Sheetal Angural and others for exposing their wicked agendas before public.
“In latest target under ‘Operation Lotus’, eight MLAs of Congress have shifted to the BJP in Goa today. It is a testament that BJP is killing democracy and forming their government in non-ruling BJP states by breaking MLAs with help of CBI, ED and money,” Cheema said.
BJP’s Punjab unit president Ashwani Sharma has dismissed the allegations and called it as “false and baseless”. He said that if the Aam Aadmi Party wants, it can register an FIR. There is no stopping them.
AAP alleged that the saffron party had tried to poach around a dozen of its MLAs and offered them Rs 25 crore each.