AAP wins trust vote in Assembly

New Delhi, Jan 2 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won the trust vote in the Delhi Assembly on Thursday.

Arvind Kejriwal proved that he has the support of 36 of the 70 members of the Delhi Assembly. While the AAP has 28; the Congress' eight law-makers supported it.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has 31 members, voted against Kejriwal.

Just ahead of the trust vote, AAP supremo said they are not playing the politics of parties.

"We are not playing politics of parties. We are very ordinary people, we never thought we will contest elections, but now we have to think what aam aadmi (ordinary people) wants," Kejriwal said.

He said, "the middle class is aam aadmi , street food vendor is aam admi, anyone who wants to banish corruption is aam aadmi. Anyone who wants to promote corruption whether he is rich or poor is khaas aadmi (special people)."

He said the basic wants of the ordinary people have not been addressed for long.

"The politics of this country has been corrupted," slammed Kejriwal.

He said the political leaders of the country compelled them to contest elections.

"We thought whether we win or lose, we will fight for honesty. We never thought we will win, the political leaders made fun of us, but God supported us...our honesty," he said.

He said a miracle happened on Dec 4.

"We want the VIP culture to end in in Delhi, secondly we want strong Jan Lokpal Bill here," Kejriwal said while reading out his 17 manifestos.

He said from now on the ordinary people will decide where the money will be spent in Delhi.

"We want the audit of the electricity company. The report will be made public and we will all decide the rates together. We want to set up water meter to run a transparent system," said the new Delhi CM while highlighting some more issues.

Speaking to the media later, he said anyone involved in corruption will not be spared even if the person belongs to AAP.

Right after the trust vote, BJP leader Harsh Vardhan told mediapersons that the AAP had no answers to their questions.

Earlier in the day, the BJP attacked AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and asked him to come clean on donations and source of funds.

"I have information that your party members own identified government bungalows, contrary to your claims. Also do come clean on donations from Ford Foundation to your NGO Kabir," said BJP leader Harsh Vardhan.

Harsh Vardhan said AAP is a 'dangerous' party.

"Your party is a dangerous one. One of your prominent members publicly said Kashmir shouldn't be a part of India," he said.

He also accused AAP of double standards and misleading people of Delhi.

"Traveling in the metro is no big deal. Even I do that. I am sure many other MLAs do the same," he said.

--IBNS (Posted on 02-01-2014)

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