New Delhi: Former AAP MLA Rajesh Garg, whom the party had recently suspended, on Tuesday alleged that calls with the “consent” of Arvind Kejriwal were made to him and several other leaders offering them crores to support BJP.
Garg claimed that police had arrested a person on his complaint of receiving fake calls from Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s office offering him Rs 10 crore, who was later released on AAP’s intervention.
“During the initial phase of government formation I got calls from someone who claimed to be calling from Arun Jaitley’s office offering Rs 10 crore to support BJP.”
“I took a screenshot of the number and lodged a police complaint who arrested a person. Then I got a call from Sanjay Singh asking me to withdraw the complaint. I didn’t withdraw but they managed to get him released,” he alleged.
Garg further claimed that all calls during that period were made with party chief Kejriwal’s “consent from private and unknown numbers”.
The former MLA from Rohini claimed that several other AAP MLAs had raised the issue of getting fake calls from Jaitley and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s office at a meeting of party legislators.
Garg had recently accused the Delhi Chief Minister of trying to poach six Congress MLAs to form the government in Delhi last year, leading to his suspension from the party on March 16.
He had recorded a telephonic conversation between him and Kejriwal, which later surfaced and was circulated in the media.
In October last year, he had questioned Kejriwal about the internal party democracy and also on whether he should have consulted people on conducting fresh polls in Delhi.