Delhi legislator Vinod Kumar Binny—expelled from the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)—and Janata Dal-United (JD-U) MLA Shoaib Iqbal Sunday threatened to withdraw support to the one-month-old government if it did not agree to their demands.
Binny also claimed to have the support of three other legislators, including an Independent who had supported the AAP government during the crucial vote of trust. "We are setting a deadline of 48 hours for the AAP to fulfil our demands. If our demands are not met, we will be forced to re-think the support we have given," Iqbal said in a press conference.
The duo, who also announced launching of an independent political outfit, demanded the roll back of six-eight percent power rate surcharge, supplying daily 700 litres of water without any condition and probe against the corrupt people named by the party in its poll campaign.
In the December 2013 Delhi assembly elections, the AAP won 28 seats in the 70-member house and formed the government with the outside support of the Congress that had won eight seats. Iqbal and an Independent also extended support to the AAP in the assembly. Of AAP's 28 lawmakers, one was elected speaker and another MLA—Binny—was expelled for anti-party activities.