AAP 'B' team of Cong, says Manoj Tiwari
New Delhi: Describing the AAP as a 'B' team of Congress, the BJP on Sunday attacked the Delhi government for appointing former Union Minister P Chidambaram to appear for it in the Supreme Court in a case to decide Delhi's administrative head.
"Be it the news of Chidambaram defending Delhi's Arvind Kejriwal government, hiding property or other details from Election Commission, nothing shocks us anymore," Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party chief Manoj Tiwari told mediapersons here.
"Right from the start we have said Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is the B team of Congress and the news reports of Chidambaram accepting Kejriwal government's brief clears that now Congress has decided to openly defend its B team," Tiwari alleged. "Now may be, we may soon see merger of Delhi Congress headed by Ajay Maken into AAP," he added.
Tiwari's remarks came two days after Chidambaram joined the legal team that will argue the pleas challenging a Delhi High Court ruling that the Lieutenant Governor is the administrative head of the National Capital Region (NCR).
The announcement of Chidamabaram representing the AAP government in Supreme Court was announced by Standing Counsel of the Delhi government Rahul Mehra on Monday. Mehra said that besides Gopal Subramanium, senior advocates such as Chidambaram, Rajeev Dhawan and Indira Jaising will argue on behalf of the AAP government. On Friday, Maken took a dig at the Delhi Chief Minister saying that Chidambaram has been "exonerated" by his one time critic.