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Kejriwal quits as Delhi chief minister: will this decision help AAP in LS elections?

HT correspondents, Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, February 15, 2014
First Published: 12:44 IST(15/2/2014) | Last Updated: 13:24 IST(15/2/2014)

Arvind Kejriwal’s decision to give up power is part of the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) plans to bounce back to power in Delhi with a majority and grab a few Lok Sabha seats along the way.

Kejriwal had predicted the fate of his government soon after taking power in December. He had said his power won’t last beyond 48 hours. It eventually lasted only 49 days.

With the recommendation of re-election in his resignation letter, Arvind Kejriwal has, in a way, unleashed the next set of dreams for his little more than a year-old party.

For one, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has claimed it would return with absolute majority in case of re-polls for the Delhi assembly, and second - more popular - is the increased possibility that Kejriwal himself will contest the Lok Sabha polls.

HT asks the following questions to understand the political impact of Kejriwal's decision to quit as Delhi CM.









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