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Expelled MLA Vinod Kumar Binny today meets Delhi Lt Governor and criticises AAP's broken promises

Monday, 27 January 2014 - 12:16pm IST | Place: Delhi | Agency: PTI
Hitting out at AAP for not working on its promises, expelled MLA Vinod Kumar Binny today met the Delhi Lt Governor to take up issues which have not been addressed by the Kejriwal government and demand action against controversial Law Minister Somnath Bharti.
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Hitting out at AAP for not working on its promises, expelled MLA Vinod Kumar Binny today met the Delhi Lt Governor to take up issues which have not been addressed by the Kejriwal government and demand action against controversial Law Minister Somnath Bharti.

The Lakshmi Nagar MLA also claimed that the decision to expel him was taken to gag other dissatisfied party MLAs.

Binny, who met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to discuss issues which he claimed were not addressed by the AAP government and demand strict action against Bharti, said he has been given an assurance that law will take its own course.

"We demanded that action be taken in Somnath-African woman case. The Law Minister assaulted and misbehaved with African women during the midnight raid. The LG has assured me that law is equal for everyone and let law take its course," he told reporters after meeting the LG.

Binny, who is set to hold a dharna against the AAP government at Jantar Mantar, claimed that "The decision to expel me was taken to gag other party MLAs dissatisfied by the party leadership."

Asked about Binny's claims that some other MLAs were disgruntled with the party, Kejriwal said, "Who is here to save the government, we are here to work for the people." Accusing the Delhi government of mocking constitutional bodies like the women's commission, Binny said the AAP wants that its government falls as they now want to save themselves from all those "false promises" which they had made.

"But I will not let them run away," Binny said, adding he has not received any letter from AAP and got to know about his expulsion only from the media.

Lashing out at the AAP government, he said, "The party which was formed to fight corruption and had called Sheila Dikshit and other leaders corrupt has not even initiated a probe against them."

"Delhi has broken its record in regard to cases of violence against women, and still women commando force promised by AAP has not been formed. They are playing with the lives of sisters and daughters. 

The AAP government has also not fulfilled the promise to make permanent jobs of contractual employees, Binny said, adding these people have been sitting on a dharna for that last few days but the Chief Minister has not met them.

However, the MLA said he would support Aam Aadmi Party on public-related issues.

"I will support AAP-led government on Janlokpal Bill," he said.

Asked how he would now support AAP, Binny said, "I was with them on public issues.I will continue to work for the welfare of the people".

Asked if he was going to join BJP or Congress, he said he was "not going to join either BJP or Congress as I am against their politics".

Before staging a dharna at Jantar Mantar against the Kejriwal-led government, the MLA paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

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 said in a statement.

Ten days ago Binny had called Kejriwal a "dictator" and accused the party of "betraying" the people of Delhi by backtracking on its election promises.

Binny had announced that he will sit on a dharna at Jantar Mantar if the party fails to fulfil the promises made to people by January 27.


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