Minutes after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) posted a sensational video showing BJP leader Sher Singh Dagar making 'poaching' attempts to gain support of two AAP members to form the Delhi government, Twitter took up the issue on Monday.
#BJPExposed remained as the top trending topic in India on Twitter for several hours on Monday ever since the video was published by AAP on the party's YouTube page.
Watch the video HERE.
The sting video was reportedly shot at BJP state vice president Sher Singh Dagar's house on Sunday, wherein he was caught on camera offering a bribe to an AAP MLA to abstain from voting in case of a trust vote. AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal claims that the money being offered in the 'poaching' attempt was ₹4 crore.
The damage that this video can do for the BJP, which looked to set the next government in Delhi, can be gauged on Twitter, with some of the messages reading –
"BJP Offering 4 Crores to AAP MLA's. Guess BJP has already brought Black Money to India. Their own black money, that is #BJPExposed" @Joydas
"If there are indeed four videos and Delhi BJP leaders are part of them, in one stroke, AAP can potentially finish off Delhi BJP. #BJPExposed" @AkshayMarathe
— Sanjay Parmar (@CA_SanjayParmar) September 8, 2014
However, Kejriwal has vowed to take the bribery matter to the Supreme Court, alleging that three other MLAs of his party were similarly approached to help the BJP get a majority.
"We will submit the sting's raw footage before the Supreme Court when it discusses the issue of Delhi government formation, lodge FIRs with the police, and also approach the election commission," Kejriwal said.
After Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung wrote to the President Pranab Mukherjee to get the largest party into power, Kejriwal had met Mukherjee with the concerns of 'horse-trading'.
BJP Leader Refutes Accusations, Agrees to Meeting AAP MLA
BJP leader Sher Singh Dagar, who is caught in the crosshairs of a major bribery controversy, has refuted claims that he tried to poach AAP's MLA and 'buy' his vote, though he agreed that he had met someone from the AAP.
"I have not talked about offering ₹4 crore. The AAP leader came to my house so I treated him as a guest and talked to him," he told at a press conference on Monday when confronted with hard questions from the media.