Delhi Assembly passes confidence motion tabled by Kejriwal

New Delhi | The Delhi Assembly on Thursday passed the ‘motion of confidence’ tabled by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after allegations that the BJP trying to topple the AAP government.

No one voted against the motion as all BJP MLAs were absent from the house.

Three of BJP MLAs were marshalled out of the Assembly for the entire session after an argument with Deputy Speaker Rakhi Birla who did not consider their demand to take up their calling attention notices before a discussion on the no-confidence motion.

The rest of the party MLAs walked out of the House soon after.

“We brought a confidence motion today to prove that Operation Lotus has failed. None of our MLAs have switched sides,” Kejriwal said while addressing the session.

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Hitting out at the saffron party, he said: "The BJP is investigating every place where AAP has done good work. After Manish Sisodia's arrest, I think our vote percentage will increase."

He said that the "AAP's vote share is up by 4 per cent in Gujarat since the raid on Manish Sisodia. It will go up to 6 per cent when he's arrested".

"A total of 69 cases have been registered against 49 of our MLAs, out of which 35 cases are pending. A total 16 were lodged against me, I have been acquitted in 12 cases. 13 cases were done on Manish and acquitted in 10 cases. 4 cases were done against Satyendaa Jain, and acquitted in two cases," the Chief Minister stated.

Fake case have been filed against Sisodia, the Chief Minister claimed, adding that he welcomed the probe but did not threaten with defamation case.

CBI raided Sisodia's residence and went to his village and also searched his bank locker, but found nothing, Kejriwal said.

IANS

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