A former Aam Aadmi Party MLA on Tuesday alleged that Arvind Kejriwal had given his consent to fake calls made to party MLAs in the name of senior BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari and Arun Jaitley offering them money to support the BJP.
“The calls were made with Arvind Kejriwal’s consent from private numbers. We have evidence regarding the same,” Rajesh Garg said, claiming that he had also received a similar call.
Garg alleged that the callers offered Rs.10 crore to the MLAs to support to the BJP while Delhi was under President’s Rule. Last year, Kejriwal had alleged that the BJP was engineering horse-trading in order to avoid elections in the national capital.
“A party MLA stated that calls were received from Nitin Gadkari and Arun Jaitley. I filed a complaint and after the investigation, a man was caught for the same,” Garg said, saying he has documentary evidence to prove his allegations.
Earlier this month, Garg had released an audio tape which purportedly showed Kejriwal asking him to poach six Congress MLAs. The AAP suspended Garg and dismissed the audio tape, saying it was an attempt to defame the party.