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5:08 am - Saturday November 1, 2014

Arvind Kejriwal resigns as Delhi Chief Minister

KEJIWALS ADDRESS TO SUPPORTERSAgencies, New Delhi
Arvind Kejriwal today resigned as Delhi Chief Minister after his government’s pet  legislation Jan Lokpal Bill could not be introduced  in the Delhi Assembly.

‘’Our Government today submits its resignation,’’ Mr Kejriwal said in his address to party workers at AAP office at Hanuman  road.
Mr Kejriwal has sent his resignation to Delhi LG Najeeb Jung after Cabinet meeting at Delhi secretariat. Mr Kejriwal said his government would recommend dissolution of  the State Assembly and holding fresh elections in Delhi.

‘’We will ask for the current Assembly to be dissolved and  fresh elections in Delhi,’’he said.

Mr Kejriwal stated after watching unruly scenes in the Delhi Assembly yesterday, he was disappointed.    ‘’Parliament and Assembly precincts are like a temple. Does  one break statues in a temple. I feel ashamed at watching these scenes’’, Mr Kejriwal said. Mr Kejriwal said, ‘’Delhi Assembly should be dissolved and re-elections should take place,’’ he said.    He said he was resigning for the cause of removing corruption. ‘’This is my resignation. If I have to give my life for the country, I will not hesitate,’’ Kejriwal said.    Accusing the Congress and the BJP of ganging up to oppose  the Jan Lokpal Bill, the CM said the opposition to the Bill was because the AAP government had filed an FIR against RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani.

‘’Just because we registered an FIR against Mukesh Ambani,  both BJP and Congress joined hands against us,’’ the CM said.  Charging BJP and Congress of being hand-in-glove , he said,’’ BJP and Congress thought if Jan Lokpal comes, then half of them will land in jail. So they voted against it.’’ Reiterating his commitment for the Jan Lokpal Bill, he said, ‘’For Lokpal, if I have to give up my CM chair I will quit  hundred times.’’

 

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