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Delhi CM Kejriwal explains his 48-hour 'deadline'

December 31, 2013 17:40 IST

Ahead of the trust vote on January 2, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said he wants to do the maximum good for the people in the next 48 hours.

"We are not bothered whether the government survives or not. We are running the government assuming that we have just 48 hours with us. We want to do the maximum good to the people, if we can, in this time," he told reporters.

In a lighter vein, he said he can recover from the current bout of ill health but he won't get these crucial 48 hours again.

He announced that his party Member of Legislative Assembly M S Dhir will be the Aam Aadmi Party’s candidate for the post of Speaker in the Delhi assembly.

Kejriwal said that did not know why the Bharatiya Janata Party had declined to accept the Speaker's post, which generally goes to the senior most member of the house.

Queried about that, he shot back, “I think you should ask them."

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