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AAP Convenor Arvind KejriwalReuters

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which brought out a scathing 'sting' video indicting the Bharatiya Janata Party of horse-trading on Monday, has now openly taken a dig at Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and has also upped its ante against BJP.

AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal has accused Jung of "batting for the BJP" in a reference to the Lt Governor's letter to the President Pranab Mukherjee to invite the single largest party to make the government in Delhi.

"On what basis has he (Jung) written the letter. BJP had told the Lt Governor in December that they did not have the numbers to make the government," Kejriwal told reporters on Tuesday, on the day when the Centre told the Supreme Court that it was still to hear from the President over the issue.

The apex court has given the BJP-led Centre a month's time to respond to the petition filed by the AAP calling for elections in Delhi, asking the Centre to reply by 10 October.

Ever since Jung sent the letter to Mukherjee, speculations have been strong about BJP coming to power as it is the largest party in the Delhi Assembly with 29 seats, though it falls short of the required magic number.

Kejriwal had met Mukherjee on Saturday over concerns that BJP could resort to horse-trading and poaching to ensure it has enough support to make the government.

The AAP had on Monday released an explosive video implicating BJP Delhi vice-president Sher Singh Dagar of bribing AAP MLAs to support BJP to form the new government in Delhi.

Following this, the BJP came under scathing criticism over the 'poaching' charges, and the BJP Delhi unit has issued a show-cause notice to Dagar over the issue.

Kejriwal has claimed that the video, which was published on the party's YouTube page, was shot at Dagar's house, where he was caught on camera offering a bribe to AAP MLA Dinesh Mohania to abstain from voting in case of a trust vote. Kejriwal claims that the money being offered in the 'poaching' attempt was ₹4 crore.

On Tuesday, Kejriwal demanded that BJP reveal the amount for which it had "bought" other MLAs from AAP. 

"The MLA who was offered bribe will lodge a police complaint. We will move the Election Commission for action. We have more such videos that we are going to release very soon," Kejriwal, who had earlier stepped down as the Delhi Chief Minister, said on Tuesday.

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