Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that he will meet his MLAS and their families on Sunday to remind them the reason why Aam Aadmi Party was formed.
He tweeted, “Meeting all MLAs, with families, tomo eve. To remind them why we came in politics. To warn them that Asim Khan episode shud not happen again.”
This comes hours after he announced sacking of his cabinet minister Asim Ahmed Khan on corruption charges.
Kejriwal’s decision to sack his minister on live TV was widely hailed by journalists and members of civil society, who described it as a new ‘high in politics.”
#AAPWalksTheTalk was a top global trend on twitter.
Khan was accused of asking for money from a builder in his consituency.
Anouncing the sacking at a press conference where he played a recorded tape of a conversation purportedly between Khan and the builder, Kejriwal said the case was being referred to the CBI.
“We received a complaint, assessed it and have decided to remove Asim Ahmed from the Cabinet. We’re referring this complaint to CBI,” Kejriwal said at the press conference.
“Asim will not hold the minister’s portfolio until the CBI inquiry is completed,” he said. “We won’t tolerate any corruption, even if it is our minister or legislator.”
Kejriwal, whose Aam Aadmi Party registered a landslide win in the Delhi elections in February on the anti-corruption plank, also said that even if his son was found indulging in corruption he too would not be spared.
Kejriwal also asked BJP to do the same and remove Shivraj Chauhan and Vasumdhara Raje Scindia- chief ministera of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan respectively- who are facing graft charges.
AAP, much against general expectation, won 67 of the 70 seats in Delhi in the February, decimating all opposition. The BJP, which spent huge amounts of money on campaign, could win just three seats.
This is how twitter reacted to his decision;
ना कोई शिकायत,ना मीडिया में शोर,ना कोई माँग फिर भी मंत्री की छुट्टी। आज @ArvindKejriwal के आलोचकों को भी दिल से उनकी तारीफ़ करनी चाहिए।
— Vinod Kapri (@vinodkapri) October 9, 2015
अपने मंत्री को भ्रष्टाचार की एक शिकायत पर अपनी ही पहल से बर्खास्त कर अरविंद केजरीवाल ने उदहारण पेश किया है।
— Om Thanvi (@omthanvi) October 9, 2015
Well done Arvind Kejriwal – the only CM who has shown courage to sack a minister on grounds of corruption Suo motto on getting info abt it.
— Vivek Tankha (@VTankha) October 9, 2015
— Harinder Baweja (@shammybaweja) October 9, 2015
Good shot Arvind… It is only expected from u…. No rhetoric.. Only action https://t.co/L4rdG1ltHf
— आशुतोष (@ashu3page) October 9, 2015