New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for allowing some of its key leaders, including Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley, to topple its government in Delhi.

Addressing a press conference here, AAP leader Sanjay Singh said Modi and Jaitley were trying to destablise the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP Government in the national capital.

“The BJP is scared of the AAP’s rising popularity. Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley and Harshvardhan are conspiring to bring down the Delhi Government,” Singh claimed at a press conference.

Singh said: “Arun Jaitley is writing about the government, but does not write a blog on the drug and sex racket in the city. Modi, Jaitley and Harshvardhan are trying to create problems for the AAP.”

Singh also accused the BJP of acting on behalf of power discoms.

“The BJP started a protest about the Delhi power crisis even before the AAP Government knew anything about blackouts,” he said.

Sanjay Singh also said that the AAP has the information on Jaitley making attempts to defame the Delhi Government.

“We have information from sources that Jaitley will try to defame the AAP, he is going to conspire,” he added.

Meanwhile, AAP MLA from Kasturba Nagar, Madanlal, whose name is doing the rounds in the media for secretly meeting 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.

“A person close to the Gujarat CM called me and said he will make me the chief minister of Delhi if I get nine people with me into the BJP,” alleged Madan Lal.

Threatening the stability of the AAP Government in the national capital, Binny on Sunday joined hands with two independent MLAs and issued an ultimatum to the government to meet a charter of demands related to water, power, women’s safety and a probe into the Commonwealth Games.

Apart from Shoaib Iqbal and Rambeer Shaukin, who were also present at the press conference here yesterday, Binny claimed he has the support of two other legislators, who he refused to name immediately.

The AAP has initially won 28 seats in the Delhi elections, but after Binny’s expulsion their strength has reduced to 27.

The government enjoys the outside support of eight Congress MLAs and the two independent MLAs, Iqbal and Shaukin. If five MLAs pull out their support, it will be difficult for the AAP government to survive in a 70-member Delhi Assembly.

Binny’s latest threat to the government comes a week after he staged a hunger strike against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at Jantar Mantar for allegedly deviating from its poll promises.

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