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AAP govt in crisis as MLA withdraws support

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 - 10:06am IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: DNA

The AAP Government in Delhi was on Monday left teetering after Independent MLA Rambir Shokeen withdrew his support to Arvind Kejriwal, whose party’s strength has now been reduced to 35 in the 70-member house.
Shokeen, who went to meet Lt Governor to convey his decision but could not do so as Najeeb Jung was busy in a meeting, said he decided to withdraw support as the government has “failed” to fulfil the promises made before the polls. “We have sought time and may be tomorrow he (Jung) will give us an appointment,” said Shokeen.
Shokeen, who was elected from Mundka constituency, said chief minister Arvind Kejriwal made several promises on power and water problems in Delhi, but after several days in office had failed to address the issues.
Meanwhile, after a tussle on legality of the Jan Lokpal Bill, it is now the venue for its passage, that is keeping Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal busy shooting letters to Jung. Delhi police has raised security concern on Kejriwal plans to pass the bill at an open venue rather inside the assembly building. In his letter, he even mocked the Delhi police, questioning its competence, if they cannot provide security in one stadium, how can they keep the entire city safe?”
Kejriwal has chosen Indira Gandhi Indoor stadium to hold proceedings of assembly before a crowd of 15,000 people, which has raised hackles in the police.

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