A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday accused the ruling Congress of ‘horse-trading’ saying that the party has offered him money to turncoat political outfit in the state. BJP legislator Sitaram Adivasi claimed that some leaders of the Congress have approached him offering money to switch sides in the state.
However, he said that he has not accepted the proposed made by Congress and will remain with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). BJP legislator from Vijaypur Assembly seat, as quoted by ANI, said that leaders of Congress have approached him saying that they will give whatever you want.
He added, ‘I told them poor and tribal, but not for sale’.
The development came days after two BJP MLAs, Narayan Tripathi & Sharad Kaul, who voted in favor of Kamal Nath Government during voting on criminal law(amendment) in Madhya Pradesh assembly on July 24.
A total of 122 MLAs – 120 from Congress 2 from BJP – voted in favor of the Congress government, that stormed to power in December last year.
In the 230-member house, the ruling Congress has the support of 121 MLAs, including Speaker NP Prajapati, who did not take part in the voting.
Reacting on the quick turn of events, Chief Minister had said, ‘BJP claims every day that we are a minority government and will fall soon. But as you all know, during voting in the Assembly on criminal law amendment bill, two BJP MLAs voted in favor of our government,” Kamal Nath added.
Following the development, Computer Baba alias Namdas Tripathi has claimed that 4 lawmakers from Bharatiya Janata Party are in touch with him and wants to join the state government.