Arvind Kejriwal resigns on Janlokpal bill

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Arvind KejriwalNEW DELHI, FEB 14- Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal resigned on Friday after failing to table the jan lokpal bill, which was defeated in the introduction stage itself.

Kejriwal announced his decision around 8.15pm, ending his Aam Aadmi Party government’s 49-day run in power. After a tumultuous day in the assembly, Kejriwal told supporters that the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party had “colluded” against the bill meant to fight corruption after his government ordered filing of an FIR against Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani.

He had made the same charge in the House as well.

On February 9, Kejriwal had threatened “to go to any extent” for the bill meant to fight corruption even if it meant resigning.

 Earlier, in the assembly, Kejirwal had hinted at resignation, saying, “This appears to be our last session.”

Finding it difficult to make himself heard above the protests from the opposition BJP, he had said, “If I have to put my CM chair in jeopardy to fight corruption, I will… a thousand times. If required, I will give my life for the nation.”

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