The Punjab Congress has claimed that 12 “restive” AAP legislators have been considering quitting the occasion and the declare of “Operation Lotus” by them was only a distractionary tactic. Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, the chief of the grand previous occasion’s state unit, claimed that there have been “particular intelligence inputs” that these leaders have been on the lookout for political choices.
The Congress twist has come because the Bhagwant Mann-led authorities appears to be on a collision course with the Punjab governor, who withdrew his assent to carry a particular meeting session.
In response to Warring, allegations of ‘Operation Lotus’ was an try to divert consideration away from the rising inner rift inside the AAP’s Punjab unit and to cowl up its failure to fulfil pre-poll guarantees. He stated whereas 9 of the MLAs have been in contact with the Congress, the remaining three have been in contact with the BJP.
“We now have studies that the intelligence inputs have been shared by a central company with its Punjab counterpart. This might have brought on a lot embarrassment for the AAP forward of polls in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat. For this reason it has provide you with diversionary techniques to cowl up dissent amongst its ranks,” Warring stated at a press convention additionally addressed by opposition chief Partap Singh Bajwa.
Calling the particular meeting session a violation by the AAP, Bajwa stated it was simply one other ploy to borrow six extra months earlier than a non-confidence movement may be tabled within the Home.
He challenged the AAP’s allegation that the Congress was colluding with the BJP, saying the AAP, the truth is, was the “B Group” to weaken the Congress presence within the state. “Be it Goa, Maharashtra, northeast or different states, the BJP has engineered defections in our occasion. Within the upcoming meeting elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, the AAP is engaged on the BJP’s agenda to eat into the vote financial institution of the Congress,” Bajwa added.