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Delhi Assembly: BJP protest marks stormy start to special one-day session

Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's weekly meeting scheduled for Friday has been called off owing to the Assembly session.

Paras Bisht Edited By: Paras Bisht @ParasBisht15 New Delhi Updated on: August 26, 2022 11:09 IST

The Delhi Assembly's special session convened today amid a slugfest over central probe agencies' action in the Kejriwal government's excise policy and the AAP accusing the BJP of trying to lure its MLAs.

Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Ramesh Bidhuri alleged that the ruling party has made the Assembly a "political arena". "Convening a one-day session is a mockery of democracy," he added. The Delhi Congress demanded that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia apologise in the special session of the House for "lying about the liquor scam". "The special session should decide on bringing out a White Paper on the liquor scam to bring out the truth," said Delhi Congress president Anil Chaudhary. 

High-voltage drama on Thursday

A high-voltage drama unfolded on Thursday with Kejriwal summoning the AAP MLAs at his residence as he accused the BJP of trying to topple his government by offering Rs 800 crore to 40 of his legislators for switching sides and asked if this money came from GST collections, PM CARES Fund or some of its "friends".

Kejriwal visited Mahatma Gandhi's memorial at Rajghat along with Aam Aadmi Party MLAs to pray for the country, asserting that the AAP government is stable as his party legislators are not for sale. AAP chief spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said the "Operation Lotus" by the BJP has failed. 

Hours after AAP MLAs visited Rajghat, BJP leaders sprinkled Ganga water to "purify" the memorial as those who offered "Pauwwe par Pauwwa" in Delhi (one plus one scheme under the excise policy) went there to absolve them of their "sin". 

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MP Manoj Tiwari compared Kejriwal with German Nazi politician Joseph Goebbels for allegedly telling lies repeatedly to divert attention from the "liquor scam" of his government. The BJP hit back hard, saying the AAP's allegations were like a "movie script" and the party was indulging in theatrics. Hours after AAP MLAs visited Rajghat, BJP leaders sprinkled Ganga water to "purify" the memorial as those who offered "Pauwwe par Pauwwa" in Delhi (one plus one scheme under the excise policy) went there to absolve them of their "sin".

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