Ahead of the vote of confidence on January 2, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that he wanted to do the maximum good for the people in the next 48 hours whether his government stayed or not.
“I am not sure of the Congress and the BJP. We are not worried whether the government survives or not on the day of the confidence vote. We are running the government assuming that we have just 48 hours. We want to do the maximum good we can in this time,” he told journalists while coming out of his residence at the neighbouring Kaushambi before leaving for the Comptroller and Auditor- General’s office.
Mr. Kejriwal, who has been unwell and could not attend office since Monday, left home early on Tuesday evening to meet Auditor-General Shashi Kant Sharma, who agreed to inspect the finances of Delhi’s distribution companies since they began doing business in the capital.
Asked about his health, the Chief Minister said that he would recover in the next few days, but he would not get “these crucial” 48 hours again. Mr. Kejriwal also declared that AAP MLA from Jangpura M. S. Dhir would be the AAP candidate for the post of Speaker in the Delhi Assembly. Mr. Kejriwal also wondered why the BJP refused to accept the pro tem Speaker’s post which according to the Assembly convention goes to the senior-most member of the House.