More trouble for AAP as Binny, two other MLAs threaten to pull down govt

Serve 48-hour notice, claim to be in touch with more legislators.

New Delhi | Updated: February 3, 2014 11:14 am
Iqbal, Binny address the press on Sunday.(Amit Mehra) Iqbal, Binny address the press on Sunday. (Amit Mehra)

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called his minority AAP government a “48-hour” government before the trust vote earlier this month.

On Sunday, expelled AAP MLA Vinod Kumar Binny, along with independent MLA Rambir Shokeen and JD(U) MLA Shoaib Iqbal, threatened to stop supporting the AAP government if their demands were not met within 48 hours. The MLAs claimed they were in touch with two more MLAs. They, however, did not reveal the names of the two MLAs they claimed to be in touch with.

“We are in touch with two more MLAs… We will form our own front and not join any party. Not just MLAs, there are councillors —  chairmen and deputy chairmen — who will be part of our front. The name of the front will be decided at night,” Binny said.

Their demands include 700 litres of free water to households without the 10 per cent surcharge if additional water is consumed, formation of Mahila Suraksha Dals immediately, opening investigations against those allegedly involved in the CWG scam and the chief minister fulfilling his promise to waive electricity and water bills, and roll back the surcharge on electricity.

Flanked by Shokeen and Iqbal, Binny said they will stop supporting the government if the demands were not met. “This government has turned a deaf ear to the grievances of the public. Whoever points this out is treated as an enemy. Keeping away corrupt politicians from Parliament is a responsibility that we have to fulfil. Similarly, we need to keep ‘liars’ away from the government as well. The AAP government has misled people. They are not interested in running the government,” Binny alleged.
Asked if the government was in danger, Iqbal said, “No doubt this government is in danger.”

Shokeen alleged that villages in his Mundka constituency were still parched. “I am willing to pay money if they get water supply, but they haven’t,” he said.

Criticising Kejriwal’s claim of giving 50 per cent rebate on electricity bills, Shokeen said, “I too can make similar promises and, after becoming the CM, if I tell you that the rebate will only be on a few units and the rest will be charged as per the existing rate, then it means I have misled the voters.”

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    DR RAMANUJA
    Feb 4, 2014 at 5:58 am
    Ambani,adhoni supported BINNY delhi CM ?Good for the corrupt India?
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    DR RAMANUJA
    Feb 3, 2014 at 6:42 am
    Every body knows that INDIAN frogs can't be in one pan, that to AAP are in a terrible hurry, and water,drug mafia ,other professional gangster with police-politician combine cant be silent for too long,and close their bussiness ? In this unfortunate country it is a miracle if AAP can survive for 2 months ie upto implementing JANLOKPAL ? Even BJPs mathaji SHUSMAJI, ANANTHA KUMARJI etc DO NOT WANT JANLOKPAL?? When KONgr,BJP spends 500 crore each on adver alone,they can spend 100 crores to topple AAP Govt.???
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    DR RAMANUJA
    Feb 3, 2014 at 6:42 am
    Every body knows that INDIAN frogs can't be in one pan, that to AAP are in a terrible hurry, and water,drug mafia ,other professional gangster with police-politician combine cant be silent for too long,and close their bussiness ? In this unfortunate country it is a miracle if AAP can survive for 2 months ie upto implementing JANLOKPAL ? Even BJPs mathaji SHUSMAJI, ANANTHA KUMARJI etc DO NOT WANT JANLOKPAL?? When KONgr,BJP spends 500 crore each on adver alone,they can spend 100 crores to topple AAP Govt.???
    Reply
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    DR RAMANUJA
    Feb 3, 2014 at 5:44 am
    Every body knows that frogs can't be in one pan, that to AAP are in a hurry, and drug mafia ,other professional gangster with police-politician will be silent and close their bussiness ? In this unfortunate country it is a miracle if AAP can survive for 2 months before implementing JANLOKPAL ? Even BJP DO NOT WANT JANLOKPAL??
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    DR RAMANUJA
    Feb 3, 2014 at 5:44 am
    Every body knows that frogs can't be in one pan, that to AAP are in a hurry, and drug mafia ,other professional gangster with police-politician will be silent and close their bussiness ? In this unfortunate country it is a miracle if AAP can survive for 2 months before implementing JANLOKPAL ? Even BJP DO NOT WANT JANLOKPAL??
    Reply
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    ashu bhatt
    Feb 3, 2014 at 12:32 pm
    Inexperienced people like Iqbal and BInny are in the wrong place, they should have joined a magician who could produce results on reforms and changes in 48 hours ! They are myopic and do not see the broader picture what the AAP has brought in, hope better sense prevails.
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    ashu bhatt
    Feb 3, 2014 at 12:32 pm
    Inexperienced people like Iqbal and BInny are in the wrong place, they should have joined a magician who could produce results on reforms and changes in 48 hours ! They are myopic and do not see the broader picture what the AAP has brought in, hope better sense prevails.
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    Abhishek Bose
    Feb 3, 2014 at 2:29 pm
    this is weird, even the JDU MLA is saying it will withdraw support,
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