Police reach Atishi’s home to serve notice on AAP MLA poaching allegations

New Delhi:  A team of Delhi Police crime branch officials arrived at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Atishi Marlena’s residence on Sunday to serve her notice over the party’s allegations against the BJP of an attempt to poach MLAs.

Atishi was not at home when the team reached her residence, the sources said.

This comes a day after crime branch officials visited Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence and served him a notice after five hours, asking him to reply within three days.

They also asked him to reveal the names of AAP MLAs who claimed to have been approached by the BJP.

Kejriwal shared a video on X, expressing sympathy for the police officers sent to serve him a notice and emphasising that while it’s their duty to stop crime in Delhi, they are being made to indulge in drama. That is why crime is rising in Delhi, he said.

“I sympathise with this crime branch police officer. What is their fault? Their job is to stop crime in Delhi. But instead of stopping crime, this kind of drama is being done. That is why crime is increasing so much in Delhi,” he posted on X.

“Their (BJP) political masters are asking me that which MLA of “AAP” was tried to break? But you know more than me? You know everything? Why only Delhi, do you know which MLAs from other parties and which governments were toppled in the last few years across the country? Then why this drama?” he questioned.

Last week, Kejriwal, in a social media post on X, alleged that the BJP is making attempts to topple the government in the national capital by offering Rs 25 crore and election tickets to poach its party MLAs.

Following Kejriwal’s remarks, Delhi Minister Atishi claimed in a press conference that the BJP initiated “Operation Lotus 2.0” in Delhi.

“They had made a similar attempt to poach AAP MLAs last year by offering them money but failed,” she further asserted.

UNI

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