In a one-day special session of the Delhi Assembly, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Vijender Gupta was marshalled out on the orders of the Speaker Ram Niwas Goel. Gupta was marshalled out after he was given repeated warnings by the Speaker for disrupting the proceedings. Soon after being removed from the assembly, Gupta alleged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Satyendar Jain of being involved in a Rs 1,000 crore scam. Gupta pointed out that Jain, who had been embroiled in more than 9 corruption cases has still not been dropped as minister by Kejriwal, while he has removed 5 ministers so far.
Kejriwal had called for a special session of the Delhi Assembly on Monday. Meanwhile, Kapil Mishra this morning held a press conference and ‘sought blessings’ from the Delhi CM even as he said that he will lodge an FIR against Kejriwal. Further, Mishra said that he has even written an open letter to Kejriwal in which he challenges him to resign from his post and contest against him.
Meanwhile, AAP cornered BJP for the alleged tampering of machines during Delhi civic body elections. MLA Alka Lamba, leading the party’s charge, questioned the Election Commission on why it was not accepting the demands of demonstrating how EVMs can be tampered with. The AAP leader further questioned as to why 5,000 of these machines were brought from Rajasthan for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections. She also pointed out that why old VVPATs despite the availability of new ones too. “There were 13,000 polling booths in Delhi and we were told that the state election commission had 15,000 EVMs. When there were 2,000 more EVMs than what was required, why were 5,000 EVMs brought from Rajasthan,” Lamba asked.