Mumbai: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren accused BJP of trying to destabilise his government, saying that BJP is like a “fish out of water” when not in power. Examples of non-BJP-ruled states are in front of you, he added.
His remarks came after three Congress MLAs from the state – Irfan Ansari, Rajesh Kachhap and Naman Bixal Kongari – were arrested 10 days after the West Bengal Police and CID custody after a huge sum of money was seized from an SUV with the three legislators inside the vehicle.
“The condition of the BJP is like fish out of water wherever the party is not in power…it indulges in dirty politics. The example of non-BJP-ruled states in front of you.
“Our government’s efforts for Apple are not new. BJP has been making such efforts ever since it was voted out of power in Jharkhand. We hear about it every other day. The latest efforts of these MLAs are in front of everyone,” Soren told reporters.
He alleged that the BJP was trying to create a “new political definition” and that the saffron party had “political ambitions too high”.
The Congress on Sunday alleged that the BJP was trying to topple the Congress-JMM-RJD government in Jharkhand by offering Rs 10 crore each to the arrested MLAs and lodged a police complaint against them.
The JMM has 30 MLAs in the 81-member assembly, while the Congress has 17 and the RJD one. BJP has 26 MLAs in the house.