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Arvind Kejriwal wins trust vote in Delhi assembly, gets 54 AAP MLAs' support

Feb 17, 2024 03:12 PM IST

A total of 54 of 62 AAP MLAs were present during voting in Delhi assembly. Arvind Kejriwal said no AAP MLAs were defected.

Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, as expected, won a trust vote that he had moved in the Delhi Assembly during the Budget session on Saturday. A total of 54 of 62 AAP MLAs were present during voting. Arvind Kejriwal said no AAP MLAs were defected. “Two MLAs are in jail, some unwell and some out of station,” the Delhi CM said.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal arrives at the Vidhan Sabha, in New Delhi on Feb. 17.(PTI)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal arrives at the Vidhan Sabha, in New Delhi on Feb. 17.(PTI)

Arvind Kejriwal said the AAP government has a majority in the House but it needed to bring the motion of confidence because the BJP was “trying to poach party MLAs and topple his government”.

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Arvind Kejriwal alleged that several of his party MLAs have told him how they were contacted and offered money to switch sides by the “BJP people”, reported news agency PTI.

Arvind Kejriwal claimed that the BJP thinks it could finish the AAP by arresting him. "You may arrest me but how will you finish Kejriwal's thoughts?" he asked.

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While addressing the House, the Delhi chief minister pointed out that AAP is the biggest challenger to the BJP and that is why it is under attack from all sides.

“The way they (BJP) have attacked the AAP and arrested our ministers; people across the country are aware of this. They think that people are fool, but they are not. Now discussions are being held in parks and people are asking 'does PM Modi want to crush Arvind Kejriwal'? Even children are asking this question because they have arrested so many of our ministers,” Arvind Kejriwal said.

He also alleged that the BJP was obstructing the work of his government by wresting control over the services department and the bureaucracy.

"They claim to be Ram bhakt but they stopped medicines for the poor people in our hospitals. Did Lord Ram ask for stopping medicines for the poor people?" PTI quoted Kejriwal as saying.

The trust vote in the Delhi assembly comes on a day when Arvind Kejriwal appeared via video conferencing before the Rouse Avenue Court following a complaint by the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) over his alleged non-compliance with its summons.

Arvind Kejriwal, while appearing virtually, informed the court that he wanted to join the court proceedings physically but could not do so due to the confidence motion and Budget sessions.

“Today, I wanted to come (to the court) but then the confidence motion came. Also, the budget session (of the assembly is ongoing. It will go on till March 1. So please give any date after that,” the AAP national convenor said.

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