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Kejriwal govt calls special session of Delhi Assembly, says BJP plotting coup

A special session of the Delhi Assembly will be held Friday amid a political slugfest over action by central probe agencies in the Kejriwal government’s excise policy and the AAP accusing the BJP of trying to lure its MLAs.

Following raids on Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia regarding Delhi’s liquor laws, AAP has claimed that the BJP is attempting to overthrow the Delhi government the way they toppled the Uddhav Thackeray government in Maharashtra.

The Assembly session is scheduled to be held from 11 a.m. on August 26, according to a document issued by the Delhi Assembly on Wednesday, PTI reported.

AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the BJP’s attempt to “topple” his government was a “serious issue”.

The matter was in the AAP’s political Affairs Committee on Wednesday evening. In the meeting, the AAP leaders have alleged that four MLAs were offered money by the BJP to quit the party.

AAP’s national spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said Ajay Dutt, Sanjeev Jha, Somnath Bharati and Kuldeep – were offered ₹ 20 crore each if they join the BJP and ₹ 25 crore “if they bring other MLAs with them”.

AAP, which won a sweeping victory in the 2020 assembly elections, has 62 of Delhi’s 70 assembly seats.

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