Vinod Kumar Binny threatens to pull down AAP government

Vinod Kumar Binny

Claiming support of at least five legislators, expelled AAP MLA Vinod Kumar Binny on Sunday threatened to pull down the Arvind Kejriwal-led government if his demands were not met within 48 hours.

Flanked by JD(U) MLA Shoaib Iqbal and independent legislator Rambir Shokeen, Binny, said,”I along with Shoaib Iqbal and Rambir will meet lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung and withdraw support if our demands are not met in 48 hours.”

Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Binny said he would also form a political front with two other AAP MLAs, who are in touch with him, along with municipal councillors.

Binny, who has been shown the door for “indiscipline” by AAP, has put forth a series of demands with Delhi government which include fulfilment of promises made by the party before the Assembly polls.

He also asked the government to sort out the issues related to power and water sector. He demanded that government should give subsidy on 8 per cent increase in power surcharge.

The DERC has increased the power surcharge ranging from 6 to 8 per cent this month.

He also said, “The government should make women squads as promised to prioritise security of women. Instead of charging people for entire 700 litres of water after exceeding the limit, the government should charge only for water consumed over 700 liters.

Reminding the AAP government of its promise of waiving the “inflated” power bills of 1,05,200 people who have not paid their bills on the call of Kejriwal during the protests, Binny said, “The government should waive off their dues first.”

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