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Arvind Kejriwal brings confidence motion in Delhi assembly

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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday claimed inflation will come down in the country if the central government lifts “unnecessary” taxes imposed even on essential edible items and stops buying MLAs.


Kejriwal, who brought a confidence motion in Delhi assembly to prove all Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs are with the council of ministers led by him, said the inflation was very high in the country because the central government uses the money generated through taxes to buy MLAs to topple the opposition governments and waive off bad loans of its billionaire friends.

“The central government has given a statement in the Parliament that it has waived off the bad loans of ₹10 lakh crore of billionaires while the middle class loses the house, vehicle if they fail to pay instalments,” said Kejriwal.


“They put taxes on curd to waive of loans of one friend, on butter milk to waive of bad loans of others. If the central government recovers the waived off bad loans from its friends, the inflation will come down,” said Kejriwal, comparing the central government with British rulers before independence.


The move comes amid AAP’s claims that the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) is trying to topple its government, a charge denied by the BJP.

The motion moved by the CM stated, “This House expresses its confidence in the Council of Ministers.”

Meanwhile, all BJP MLAs marshalled out of the assembly for the day after they jumped into the well of the house lodging a protest and seeking a discussion on different issues.


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