Expelled Aam Aadmi Party Member of Legislative Assembly Vinod Kumar Binny on Wednesday announced his decision to withdraw support to the Delhi government and accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of being "more dangerous" than a corrupt person.
With the withdrawal of support by Binny, the support for AAP has shrunk to 37 legislators, one more than the required majority of 36, in the 70-member House. Besides eight Congress MLAs, the government has been given outside support by a Janata Dal -United MLA and an Independent.
"Today, I am writing to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, apprising him of my decision to withdraw support to the Kejriwal government. Kejriwal is more dangerous than a corrupt person. He is telling lies and deceiving not only the citizens of Delhi but also the people of the entire country," he said.
Asked about Binny's decision, the AAP made it clear that it will not have any impact on the government or the party.
"Neither the government nor the party will be affected by Binny's move," said AAP spokesperson Dilip Pandey.
But Binny said he would support the government in the assembly in the passage of the Jan Lokpal Bill.
"If the government brings Anna's (Hazare) Jan Lokpal Bill in the assembly for its passage, I will support them," said Binny.
On January 26, Binny was expelled from the party for indiscipline, days after he called Kejriwal a "dictator" and accused the party of "betraying" the people of Delhi by backtracking on its election promises.
The Laxmi Nagar MLA on Sunday had claimed the support of at least five legislators and threatened to pull down the government if his demands were not met within 48 hours.
Binny had said that he would form a political front with two other AAP MLAs, who were in touch with him, along with municipal councillors.
He also claimed the support of JD-U MLA Shoaib Iqbal and Independent legislator Rambeer Shokeen, but both MLAs refuted his claims.
The two legislators had said they changed their mind after a meeting with Kejriwal on Monday and claimed that Binny had also agreed not to withdraw support to the AAP government.