The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won the trust vote in the Delhi Assembly, 58 MLAs voted in favour of AAP.
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal once again proved why he has been considered as one of the tallest leaders in current Indian politics.
He left behind an ED probe against his deputy Manish Sisodia and other leaders, criticism of the opposition to his government’s liquor policy, and so on.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won the trust vote in the Delhi Assembly, which added another feather in Kejriwal’s hat. Overall, 58 MLAs voted in favour of Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the trust vote. The total strength of the Delhi Assembly is 70, AAP has 62 MLAs while the BJP has eight.
After claiming that the opposition BJP had been trying to topple his government through “Operation Lotus”, Kejriwal had presented a resolution of confidence motion in the Delhi Assembly. But the saffron party’s mission failed because it was unable to persuade any of the AAP MLAs to cross over.
They were unable to buy even one AAP legislator in Delhi. We have 62 MLAs; two are abroad, and one is in jail. The Speaker of the House is the fourth member, “the Delhi Chief Minister declared after the confidence resolution passed.
Kejriwal said last week that the BJP had targeted 40 AAP MLAs and offered each of them Rs 20 crore to switch sides.
Kejriwal made it clear that the BJP’s ‘Operation Lotus Delhi’ turned into Operation Kichad. The BJP fired back and accused Kejriwal of using the assembly for fanning political propaganda and indulging in drama to divert people’s attention from the liquor “scam” of his government.