AAP workers cheer for aam CM

AAP workers cheer for aam CM

Cong, BJP got together after FIR against Mukesh Ambani, says Kejri

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that his government is going to step down, drawing loud cheers from supporters amidst the rain on Friday. He accused the Congress of retracting from their assurance to support the Jan Lokpal Bill. 

Sporting his trademark muflar and cap, Kejriwal addressed the supporters and media from the first floor of his party office on Hanuman Road in central Delhi. He said that acting against the corrupt is governance. 

“Congress and BJP got together after we registered an FIR against Mukesh Ambani,” he said, adding that the opposition’s decision to bring down the bill was motivated. Kejriwal said the Jan Lokpal Bill was the priority of his government. 

He said that since the AAP government came to power, his government has provided free water, electricity and successfully initiated CAG audit against power distribution companies, and accused the previous government of delaying the probe.  

He his government has been able to put a check on corruption within 48 days of coming to power. “We only had a small anti-corruption branch. That alone troubled them (the corrupt in Sheila Dikshit’s government),” he said, explaining why the opposition was against the Jan Lokpal Bill.

Kejriwal said that had his government been in power, they would have initiated anti-corruption probe against Union ministers Sharad Pawar and Kamal Nath. He said Mukesh Ambani finances BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s political campaign. 

“We are aam aadmi. Even hundred times I am ready to turn down the chief minister’s chair,” he said. His government decided to step down after a Cabinet decision that was held soon after the Friday’s Assembly got over. 

He said that he would meet Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and ask him to dissolve the Assembly and bring quick elections. Kejriwal also accused Jung for acting like a “Viceroy of UPA’s British empire”.

He accused the opposition of violating the sanctity of the Assembly. “Whatever has happened in Parliament and Assembly is very shameful,” he said. 

“They broke my mike, tore papers and gave bangles to one of my ministers. Do you think they respect women?” Kejriwal said. “Is tearing bill, breaking mike constitutional? And bringing Jan Lokpal Bill unconstitutional?”

He said that the bill was “fully constitutional” and said the party will fight the parliamentary elections full spirited. 

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