A day after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) accused Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley of trying to topple the Arvind Kejriwal government, scores of AAP workers on Tuesday staged a protest outside Mr. Jaitley’s residence in Kailash Colony here.
BJP activists soon launched a counter-protest at the same spot, alleging that AAP was just protesting with an eye on the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
“AAP’s allegation against Mr. Jaitley is totally baseless. They are just doing vote-bank politics with an eye on Lok Sabha elections,” Harish Khurana, a BJP leader, said.
As both parties protested at the same place, there were heated arguments between their workers.
Police, which had beefed up security outside Mr. Jaitley’s house, had to divide them by putting barricades.
AAP had on Monday accused Modi and Jaitley of trying to topple the Kejriwal government, claiming that they are behind moves to lure MLAs to split the ruling party.
AAP MLA Madan Lal had alleged a person close to Mr. Modi had offered him Rs 20 crore to split the party and promised to make him Chief Minister if he could do so.
In a tweet, Mr. Jaitley had rubbished the allegations. “Rubbish claims by AAP. AAP’s alternative politics includes a fundamental right to falsehood and lies,” he said.