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Ignored, cornered AAP MLA Devinder Singh Sehrawat joins BJP

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 7, 2019, 6:15 am IST
Updated : May 7, 2019, 6:15 am IST

The party insulted me, but I took it in my stride and continued working for the development of my area.

AAP MLA Devinder Singh Sehrawat
 AAP MLA Devinder Singh Sehrawat

New Delhi: AAP MLA Devinder Singh Sehrawat has joined BJP on Monday. He is the second legislator to quit the party and join the saffron fold in less than a week. AAP’s Gandhi Nagar MLA Anil Bajpai quit the party and joined BJP on Friday.   

Mr Sehrawat, the party’s legislator from Bijwasan, joined the party at a press conference in the presence of senior Delhi BJP leaders Vijay Goel and Vijendra Gupta. Accusing the party of ‘ignoring’ and ‘cornering’ him, Mr Sehrawat said he was not even invited to party functions.

“The party insulted me, but I took it in my stride and continued working for the development of my area. I have joined BJP considering the respect India got under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” said the retired colonel. Welcom ing the AAP lawmaker in the party, Mr Goel said BJP was interested in inducting Mr Sehrawat into the party even before he had joined AAP.

The Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly, Vijendra Gupta, said, “Mr Kejriwal tried to conspire against Mr Sehrawat and sidelined him. He is being made to pay for opposing the party’s decision to oust Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhusan.”

Mr Gupta alleged that AAP insulted a retired Army officer and asked the party to apologise to him. Reacting to the development, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal alleged that the Modi government was “using the proceeds from the Rafale scam to buy AAP MLAs.”

“They are doing the same thing in West Bengal. Modiji should say how many MLAs they are planning to buy,” he said.

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