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After Kejriwal, Crime Branch Officials Reach Delhi Minister Atishi's House Over AAP's "BJP Poaching MLAs" Claim

Nishtha Anushree

Feb 04, 2024, 11:19 AM | Updated 11:19 AM IST

AAP leader Atishi
AAP leader Atishi

A day after Crime Branch officials served a notice to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, they reached Atishi's house on Sunday (4 February) in connection with Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) allegations on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Last week, AAP's national convener Kejriwal and Atishi alleged that the BJP is trying to poach seven of their Delhi MLAs. The BJP's alleged offer of Rs 25 crore and a ticket to contest the elections, was also part of the AAP's allegations.

However, the BJP denied these allegations and called them "false" and "baseless". Followed by which, the Delhi Crime Branch took up the case and served notice to Kejriwal to provide evidence supporting the allegations made.

The Crime Branch has asked the Delhi CM to reply within three days and to reveal the names of AAP MLAs who were allegedly approached by the BJP. The notice was delivered on Saturday after men at Kejriwal's house refused to accept it on Friday.

Similarly, according to NDTV, Atishi was not present at her residence today and the officials will go again to serve her the notice later. Kejriwal and Atishi are scheduled to lay the foundation stones of two schools in Rohini today.

Nishtha Anushree is Senior Sub-editor at Swarajya. She tweets at @nishthaanushree.

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