AAP legislator Binny threatens hunger strike

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New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Vinod Kumar Binny Thursday threatened to go on a hunger strike from Jan 27 if Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal does not fulfill the promises made in the election manifesto.

He even attacked the party and the government for backtracking on the promises made.

“I will start an agitation 10 days later on Jan 27 at Jantar Mantar, if the government does not fulfill the promises made to the people of Delhi,” said the AAP legislator at a press conference here.

Listing the demands, he said he wants the party government to pass Anna Hazare’s version of the Jan Lokpal Bill by Jan 25 or 26 and also start building a lady commando force for women’s security.

“You (Kejriwal) have done a lot of agitation against the Congress and the BJP. Now you have to explain and show the people how your thought is different from theirs.”

Though the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the single largest party in the Delhi assembly polls with 31 seats, the AAP – which bagged 28 seats – formed the minority government with the outside support of Congress’s eight legislators.

Binny, who defeated Congress heavyweight A.K. Walia in the December assembly elections, said that according to his sources there were close ties between Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit and the Delhi chief minister.

“This is the reason all the decisions being taken in AAP are at the directive of the Congress party. The Congress is ordering and AAP is following it,” Binny claimed.

Denying that he sought Lok Sabha ticket, Binny said that instead he was the one who even refused to become a minister.

“Arvind Kejriwal calls me greedy… The first day when the list was given to the Lt. Governor, my name was there. So, I told him I don’t want to become a minister. Just because I am bringing issues in front, then you accuse me (of being) greedy and (that I) want a ticket.”

“Moreover, who has given him the right to deny me the ticket? Are you the sole decision maker?”, he asked Kejriwal.

–Indo-Asian News Service

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