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Arvind Kejriwal resigned as Delhi CM

Feb 15, 2014 09:09 IST

Arvind KejriwalArvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi resigned on 14 February 2014. He resigned following his government failure to muster the support over whether the Jan Lokpal Bill should be presented before the House or not. 42 MLAs voted against the bill whereas only 27 members favoured it.

The decision of resignation was announced by him after a cabinet meeting. He sent his resignatiom to LT. Governor Nejeeb Jung within 48 days after he became the Chief Minister of Delhi.

Kejriwal in his announcement said that his cabinet has recommended the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to dissolve the Legislative Assembly and to hold fresh elections.

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Background

Aam Aadmi Party formed the state government after garnering 28 seats in the Assembly elections held in December 2013 by support of 8 congress MLAs and lone JDU MLA and an independent. Kejriwal became the Chief Minister of Delhi on 28 December 2013. BJP that emerged as the single largest party with 31 seats and its ally Akali Dal got one seat had failed to from the government due to lack of majority in the 70 member Assembly.

Arvind Kejriwal sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Delhi

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