Binny calls of dharna after 4 hrs, gives AAP govt 10 days

Binny calls of dharna after 4 hrs, gives AAP govt 10 days

Binny calls of dharna after 4 hrs, gives AAP govt 10 days

Expelled AAP MLA Vinod Kumar Binny today called off his dharna against Arvind Kejriwal government after just four hours but threatened to launch a major stir if his demands, including passage of Janlokpal bill, are not met in 10 days.

A day after he was thrown out of Aam Admi Party, the rebel MLA said he will continue support to the government on "public-related" issues and was withdrawing his stir for now as Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and Anna Hazare had suggested that "some days" should be given to the AAP government to fulfil promises made by it during the Delhi Assembly election.

"If Kejriwal government fails to bring Anna's Janlokpal Bill in the given time, I would begin protest across the country," Binny told reporters at Jantar Mantar here.

He also demanded immediate setting up of 'Mahila Surksha Dal' and 700 litres of free water to residents along with reduction in electricity bills by upto half as Kejriwal promised during election.

"If AAP government fails to meet these three demands in the next ten days, I will begin country-wide agitation from February 6 next month," he said.

"I am not withdrawing my support from the AAP-led government. I am giving support to the government on the public-related issues," he added.

The MLA began his protest at Jantar Mantar at noon and called it off nearly four hours later

Asked why he he was withdrawing his dharna on the first day, Binny told reporters that the LG and Hazare had suggested to him that "some days should be given to the AAP-led government so that he (Kejriwal) could work on public-related issues".

"Women security is the first priority of mine. Before forming government, Kejriwal had said that he would form 'Mahila Suraksha Dal' to ensure women security in the Delhi, but he is running away from this promise," Binny alleged.

Earlier, launching a blistering attack on AAP, he accused Kejriwal of acting like a dictator.

 He met the Delhi Lt Governor to take up issues which have not been addressed by the Kejriwal government and demanded action against controversial Law Minister Somnath Bharti.

Binny also said Kejriwal should have held a referendum before expelling him from the party. He recalled that Kejriwal had organised a referendum across Delhi before forming the government.

"Kejriwal should have held a referendum to take a decision on me. He should have organised a public meeting in my constituency (Laxmi Nagar) before arriving at any conclusion. After becoming Chief Minister of Delhi, he has become a dictator and is taking all decision on his own," he said.

The MLA said he would continue to raise public-related issues even if it amounted to indiscipline.

"He (Kejriwal) recently sent a letter ...stating that disciplinary action was being taken against me," Binny said, adding that if raising public-related issues is violation of discipline, he would continue doing so.

"Instead of taking action against me, Kejriwal should have taken action against Law Minister Somnath Bharti who allegedly assaulted and misbehaved with African women during a midnight raid," he said.

Binny was expelled from the party last night following a decision by the AAP's disciplinary committee.

"This disciplinary committee has decided to expel Vinod Kumar Binny and terminate his primary membership from the party, for publicly making false statements against the party and its leadership, thereby bringing disrepute to the party," the party had said in a statement.

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