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‘AAP Gujarat Vote Share Up by 4% After CBI Raids’: Kejriwal After Trust Vote Win

The AAP, which has 62 seats in the 70-member strong Delhi Assembly, won 58 votes.

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‘AAP Gujarat Vote Share Up by 4% After CBI Raids’: Kejriwal After Trust Vote Win
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The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government won the floor test in the Delhi Assembly on Thursday, 1 September, amid a political slugfest in the national capital over the excise policy.

The party, which enjoys a majority of 62 seats in the 70-member strong Assembly, won with 58 votes.

No legislator voted against the confidence motion as MLAs from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were absent from the House after walking out in support of three fellow MLAs, who were marshalled out for the entire session after an argument with Deputy Speaker Rakhi Birla.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, before the floor test, said, "In the 3000 years of the human-kind's existence, the Aam Aadmi Party would have had the most cases against it."

"On 48 of our MLAs, there are 179 cases. We are a small party, we are just born. Out of these 179, 134 cases were thrown out, the courts said that there is nothing in these matters."


The AAP government had brought in the no-confidence motion on Monday to show that the alleged "Operation Lotus" of the BJP had failed in Delhi.

BJP MLAs Marshalled Out

Three BJP MLAs were marshalled out of the Delhi Assembly for the entire session after they had an argument with Deputy Speaker Rakhi Birla.

Birla did not heed the BJP MLAs' demand to take up their calling attention notices before a discussion on the no-confidence motion, leading to an argument between them.

The Deputy Speaker said no calling attention notice will be taken up till the no-confidence motion is debated and voted on.

When opposition members did not relent, Birla ordered that the BJP MLAs – Vijender Gupta, Abhay Verma, and Mohan Singh Bisht – be marshalled out.

The rest of the BJP MLAs walked out of the Assembly soon after.


‘AAP Vote Share in Gujarat Has Increased by 4 percent’: Kejriwal

Kejriwal said that the AAP's vote share in Gujarat has increased by 4 percent after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raids against his deputy Manish Sisodia.

This vote share will increase by 6 percent if he is arrested, the AAP national convener said in the Delhi Assembly.

"The AAP's vote share has increased by 4 percent in Gujarat after the CBI raids against Sisodia. It will increase by 6 percent if he's arrested," the CM said.

Attacking the BJP, he said that the saffron party's leaders tried to buy AAP MLAs but none of his legislators accepted their offer.

"Absolutely corrupt party lacks educated people while 'hardcore honest' party has those with good education, genuine IIT degrees," Kejriwal had said in a veiled dig at the BJP.

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