A trust vote proposed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be brought up in the Delhi assembly today. While simultaneously accusing the opposition BJP of “Operation Lotus,” Kejriwal stated that he wanted to prove the support of all MLAs.
The national convener of the AAP further claimed that the BJP had singled out 40 AAP MLAs and offered each of them Rs 20 crore in exchange for their allegiance. In order to prove to the people of Delhi that the BJP’s “Operation Lotus Delhi” has changed to “Operation Kichad,” Kejriwal had said he wanted to introduce a motion of confidence in the assembly.
He had claimed that the BJP’s “Operation Lotus” is a scheme to seize power by deception. The BJP retaliated, saying Kejriwal was using the assembly to spread political propaganda and engage in drama to distract people from his government’s “scam” on liquor. On Friday, the BJP’s eight MLAs were all escorted out of the House for the day.
BJP leaders claimed that since his party contested in the Delhi assembly elections in 2013, Kejriwal has been making claims about alleged attempts to poach AAP MLAs. In the 70-member Delhi assembly, the AAP has 62 MLAs and the BJP has eight.