Delhi : In the first open defiance in AAP, its MLA Vinod Kumar Binny on Thursday accused the party of backtracking on a range of promises, including in the water and power sector, and slammed the leadership for “deviating” from its core principles.
The Laxmi Nagar MLA said though the party during the election campaign had promised to provide 700 litres of free water to each household, the government “very cleverly” announced that those exceeding the limit will have to pay for the full amount.
The MLA, a former Congressman, said forming the government by taking support of Congress was a “compromise of the party’s principles”.
“We had announced publicly that we wouldn’t give or take support of any political party. Then what prompted the party to change the decision. Discussions were held behind closed doorson the issue,” he said.
Binny had publicly displayed his unhappiness after he was left out of the Cabinet in December.
He announced that he will go on a hunger strike if the party fails to fulfil its promises by 27th January.
“I am an honest soldier of this party. I will not leave the party,” he said.
On the electricity front, Binny said that the government “defrauded” the people of Delhi as the party had promised to halve the bills after coming to power.
“The government said subsidy will be given to those whose monthly consumption does not exceed 400 units. This is totally unacceptable,” Binny told a press conference in New Delhi.