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Arvind Kejriwal proves majority in Delhi assembly, wins trust vote

Arvind Kejriwal proves majority in Delhi assembly, wins trust vote

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sailed through the trust vote in the Assembly on Thursday after the AAP chief alleged that BJP was trying to poach its MLAs to topple the government.

As per reports, 58 MLAs voted in favor of Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the trust vote. The AAP has 62 MLAs in the 70-member Delhi Assembly, while the BJP has eight.

Kejriwal had proposed a confidence motion in the Delhi Assembly after alleging that the opposition BJP's 'Operation Lotus' to topple his government failed as it could not get any of the AAP MLAs to cross over. The motion was tabled in the House on August 29, Monday.

"They failed to buy even a single AAP MLA in Delhi. We have 62 MLAs, two are out of the country, and one is in jail. The fourth member is the Speaker of the House," the Delhi CM said after the trust motion was passed.

Last week, Kejriwal alleged that the BJP had targeted 40 AAP MLAs and offered Rs 20 crore to each of them to switch sides.

"I want to bring a Motion of Confidence in the assembly so that it can be proved in front of the people of Delhi that the BJP's 'Operation Lotus Delhi' has become 'Operation Kichad'," he had said.

The BJP had fired back and accused Kejriwal of using the assembly for fanning political propaganda and indulging in drama to divert people's attention from the liquor "scam" of his government.

A vindicated Kejriwal also came out in support of his deputy Manish Sisodia, who is under the CBI lens for his alleged involvement in the Delhi excise policy case.

"Nothing was found in his [Sisodia's] house despite the CBI raids. Had he done corruption in liquor policy, crores would have been found at his home. Ye kangaal aadmi hai (He is penniless)," said the Delhi CM.

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