Expelled AAP legislator Binny to withdraw support

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New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Expelled Aam Aadmi Party legislator Vinod Kumar Binny said Wednesday that he has informed Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung that he wants to withdraw support to the AAP-led Delhi government.

“I had given the Delhi government 48 hours to fulfill the demands, but till now they have not responded, so as announced, I am going to withdraw my support,” Binny told IANS.

Binny also said that he has sought time from the Lt. Governor to meet him.

The legislator had demanded the rollback of six-eight percent surcharge on power, supplying 700 litres of water daily per family without any conditions and a probe against the corrupt people named by the party in its poll campaign.

The AAP won 28 seats in the 70-member house in the December 2013 Delhi assembly elections and formed government with the outside support of the Congress, which won eight seats. The BJP won 31 seats and the Akali Dal and Janata Dal-United one each, while an independent candidate was also elected.

Of the AAP’s 28 lawmakers, one was elected speaker while Binny was expelled for anti-party activities, bringing the party’s effective strength down to 26.

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