Shocker: Vinod Kumar Binny withdraws fast in a hurry, gives Arvind Kejriwal deadline of 10 days

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Jan 28 2014, 02:50am hrs
Expelled AAP MLA Vinod Kumar Binny today sat on a fast against Arvind Kejriwal government a day after he was thrown out of the party but abruptly withdrew the protest after barely four hours, threatening to launch a major agitation if his demands including passage of Janlokpal bill are not met within the next 10 days.

The 39-year-old MLA said he will continue to support the AAP government on "public-related" issues despite being expelled from the party and decided to end his stir for now as Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and Anna Hazare had suggested that "some days" should be given to the new dispensation to fulfil the promises.

"If Kejriwal government fails to bring Anna's Janlokpal Bill in the given time, I would begin protest across the country," Binny told reporters at Jantar Mantar.

In the morning the Laxmi Nagar MLA had met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and demanded action against controversial Law Minister Somnath Bharti for his alleged role in the South Delhi rape episode.

"Action must be taken against Bharti. The Law Minister assaulted and misbehaved with African women during the midnight raid. The LG has assured me that law is equal for everyone and let law take its course," Binny said after meeting the LG.

The MLA, who was expelled from the party last night for publicly making "false statements" against the party and its leadership, said he will not withdraw support from the government. "I am giving support to the government on issues related to public."

Accusing the Delhi government of mocking constitutional bodies like the women's commission, Binny said AAP wants that its government falls as they now want to save themselves from all those "false promises" which they had made.

"But I will not let them run away," Binny said, adding he has not received any letter from AAP and got to know about his expulsion only from the media.

Lashing out at the AAP government, he said, "The party which was formed to fight corruption and had called Sheila Dikshit and other leaders corrupt has not initiated any probe against them."