Ahead of the vote of confidence in Delhi Assembly on Thursday, Aam Aadmi Party legislator Vinod Kumar Binny on Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress should support the government over issues pertaining to the people.
“There are several public-related schemes which we are yet to implement. We have asked both Congress and BJP to support us, so that we are able to fulfil all public-related promises,” he told reporters here.
Mr. Binny said Mr. Kejriwal has a throat infection and has been advised rest.
“Despite this, Kejriwal would go to Delhi Assembly today.
He will leave for Delhi Legislative Assembly from his house around I PM”, he said.
Talking to reporters outside Mr. Kejriwal’s residence, AAP leader Sanjay Singh said, “We have formed government in Delhi keeping 18 issues in mind. If AAP wins confidence vote, the Kejriwal-led government would work on such issues”.
The first session of the Delhi Assembly begins on Wednesday and will continue till January 7 during which the Arvind Kejriwal-led government will seek a vote of confidence on the floor of the House.
In the 70-member assembly, AAP has 28 MLAs, eight short of a majority. AAP has the support of 8 MLAs of Congress, which is expected to see across the half-way mark. BJP has 31 members and its ally Akali Dal 1.
AAP on Tuesday named first-time MLA M S Dhir as its candidate for Speaker’s post.
Senior Congress MLA Mateen Ahmad will be the pro-tem speaker. A pro-tem Speaker presides over proceedings relating to taking of oath by new members and other business till the election of Speaker.