"Char le lena (Take four)," Dagar is heard saying. Kejriwal said "char" stood for Rs.4 crore. Dagar also says in the video that after accepting a "token amount", Mohaniya won't be allowed to go anywhere until the floor test is taken in the Delhi assembly.Dagar is also heard claiming that some other legislators, including three from the AAP, were ready to resign too.
The BJP now has 28 members in the 70-seat Delhi legislature after three got elected to the Lok Sabha. The AAP has 27 members and the Congress only eight. There are four other members in the house. According to the AAP, the BJP is inducing rival members to resign from the assembly so as to bring down its effective strength. This will make it easy for the BJP to muster a legislative majority. Speaking in his usual assertive tone, Kejriwal vowed not to let the BJP take power in Delhi with deceitful tactics.
"The BJP has been wooing our MLAs for the last one month, but we will not let them come to power... They are betraying the people of Delhi," he said. "The BJP's dirty game is exposed today." The BJP criticized the video but made no effort to defend Dagar. "They (AAP) have been doing this for long. Earlier they made allegations against (now central minister) Nitin Gadkari ... and now again they are attacking us. This is an attempt to defame the party," BJP leader Vijender Gupta said. But Gupta quickly added: "Even if Dagar interacted with the (AAP) MLA, it was in his personal capacity and not as a leader of the BJP." Dagar denied he was trying to bribe anyone and insisted that the AAP legislator had come to see him at his residence saying he wished to join the BJP. Dagar had initially called a press conference at the party office but the venue was shifted to his home in south Delhi. No reasons were given. No BJP leader was with him at the presser. Asserted Kejriwal, who resigned as chief minister Feb 14 after ruling Delhi for 49 days: "Our MLAs are being offered chairmanships, ministerial berths and money but none of them will defect." The AAP leader said more such videos would be released "at an appropriate time".