Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, will seek a vote of confidence in the house today to demonstrate that all Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs support him in the face of what he believes are BJP attempts to split his party and topple his administration.
Here are the top 10 most recent developments regarding the Delhi Assembly’s confidence vote for Arvind Kejriwal.
- To demonstrate that the MLAs from his party would not be enticed to defect, Arvind Kejriwal claimed he intended to take the majority test. He claims that as part of “Operation Lotus,” or a plot to overthrow his government in Delhi, the BJP offered everyone of his MLAs Rs 20 crore to switch sides.
- 53 of the 62 Delhi MLAs for the AAP were present at Arvind Kejriwal’s meeting last week, which was held at his house. The remainder were basically present and accounted for, according to Mr. Kejriwal, who afterwards accompanied the MLAs to Rajghat, the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial.
- “I’ve heard they’re attempting to buy over 40 MLAs. I’m relieved that no MLA has caved down “After visiting Rajghat, Mr. Kejriwal made the statement.
- In order to “pray for the defeat of the BJP’s Operation Lotus,” Mr. Kejriwal claimed he went to Rajghat. The AAP claims that the BJP is planning “Operation Lotus” to overthrow its government in a manner similar to what happened in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Karnataka.
- Manish Sisodia, his deputy, allegedly stated that the BJP had offered to “close all cases” against him if he defected from the AAP.
- In a case involving suspected irregularities and corruption in Delhi’s alcohol policy, which was implemented earlier this year and then reversed, the CBI recently conducted a raid at Mr. Sisodia’s residence. The CBI’s FIR on violations of the liquor regulation names Mr. Sisodia as the first of 15 accused. Additionally, the Enforcement Directorate has accused him of money laundering.
- The Excise Policy was allegedly introduced by the AAP with the “single purpose” of benefiting private liquor barons so that “individuals at the highest echelons of the government” could receive financial benefits, according to a reference from Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena, on which the FIR is based. Mr. Saxena has cited a number of irregularities in the way the Delhi government operates.
- The AAP claims that Mr. Kejriwal and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will face off in the general election of 2024, and it accuses the BJP of abusing its power to try to derail the AAP leader due to his expanding popularity and “commendable” work in the health and education sectors.
- AAP has been accused of attempting to deflect attention from the corruption in its government, which the BJP has refuted. The group also rejected AAP’s assertion that it would be the primary opposition to the BJP in the general election of 2024, claiming that “AAP made big claims earlier as well but could not stand before PM Modi.”
- In the 70-member Delhi assembly, AAP has 62 MLAs. The BJP now has eight and needs 28 more to reach a majority.