New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Gandhi Nagar Anil Bajpayi on Friday joined the BJP.
The move comes at a time when AAP leaders, including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, have accused the BJP of indulging in horse-trading
Bajpayi joined the BJP in presence of national vice president and Delhi BJP in-charge Shyam Jaju, and Union Minister Vijay Goel, at the Delhi unit office here.
"I worked with AAP for many years. I was hurt by lack of respect and peculiar type of functioning in the party. It has detracted from its original path", he said.
Reacting to the development, senior AAP leader Gopal Rai said the party has already been saying that the BJP is trying to "buy" their MLAs.
On Wednesday, Sisodia alleged that the BJP offered Rs 10 crore each to seven AAP MLAs to switch sides.
However, Bajpayi denied taking money from the BJP and said Kejriwal is in the habit of making allegations and then tendering apologies.
Former Delhi BJP president and Union minister Goel Thursday claimed not seven but 14 AAP MLAs were in touch with his party and wanted to quit AAP due to "frustration and humiliation".
Three municipal councilors of AAP also joined the BJP.