Binny is out, but this is why Kejriwal government is safe

Binny's expulsion leaves the AAP government in Delhi hanging by a thread.

New Delhi | Published:January 27, 2014 4:11 pm

 

AAP expelled Vinod Kumar Binny on Sunday night on grounds of indiscipline. (PTI Photo) AAP expelled Vinod Kumar Binny on Sunday night on grounds of indiscipline. (PTI Photo)

The Aam Aadmi Party expelled its rebelling MLA from Laxmi Nagar, Vinod Kumar Binny on late Sunday night on ground of indiscipline.

The expulsion leaves the AAP government in Delhi hanging by a thread. With the outside support of eight Congress MLAs, the AAP government had 36 seats, but with Binny’s expulsion, the 35 seats that the party has leaves it one short of a majority in the 70-seat Assembly.

However, to the party’s benefit, JD(U) MLA Shoaib Iqbal seems inclined to vote in favour of the government if it comes to another vote of confidence.

The Assembly Speaker, who is from AAP, does not usually vote. But he always has the option of using a ‘casting vote’, if needed.

This means, the Kejriwal government still has 36 votes in its favour in the House.

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    CK
    Jan 27, 2014 at 1:04 pm
    AAP govt will fall only after loksabha elections! Till that time BJP will keep it surviving!
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      Suresh
      Jan 27, 2014 at 12:45 pm
      Now Independent MLA and JDU MLA play a major role, let us see how these MLAs support the AAP-Congress game plan
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