Money used to lure rebel Congress legislators: Kejriwal on U'khand crisis

Money used to lure rebel Congress legislators: Kejriwal on U

Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-03-29 20:48 New Delhi: With the Nainital High Court's decision on Uttarakhand crisis sending the political temperatures in the state soaring, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that the rebel Congress MLAs would not have sided with the BJP if there wasn't any money involved in the entire episode. Asserting that 'arrogance' had brought doom upon the Congress party, Kejriwal, speaking in the Delhi Assembly, said that BJP is heading the same way. "First in Arunachal Pradesh and then in Uttarakhand they toppled Congress government...Without any deal, the MLAs wouldn't have gone to the BJP....BJP has murdered Baba Saheb Ambedkar's Constitution," he said in the Assembly. "They are going to attempt the same in Himachal and then in Delhi," he added. Kejriwal also challenged the BJP to woo one of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs away. During his speech in the Assembly, the Delhi Chief Minister lashed out at the Centre for allowing the Pakistan's JIT to visit Pathankot, and said that the government had allowed the same ISI to visit the Air Base which had planned the attacks. The Nainital High Court today ordered a floor test in the Assembly to determine which party enjoys a majority and stayed the President's rule, which was imposed on Sunday. The court, in it order, also allowed the nine suspended rebel MLAs to take part in the floor test. The assembly floor test will be held at 11 am on Thursday and Registrar General of Nainital HC will be present as an observer. With the move coming weeks after President's rule was imposed in Arunachal Pradesh, an angry Congress claimed that the BJP had stooped to a new low and would challenge the order in court. The crisis in the hill state erupted on March 18 when nine Congress MLAs rebelled against Rawat's government, resulting in flip-flop in the passage of the Appropriation Bill. The BJP met the Governor the same day and staked claim to form the government. (ANI)