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Newly elected Delhi chief minister Kejriwal threatens to quit

Published on Feb 14, 2014 10:23 PM
 
Delhi's firebrand Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal threatened to quit on Friday, Feb 14, 2014, after fewer than 50 days in office as leader of the Indian capital, after moves to bring in anti-corruption legislation were blocked. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Delhi's firebrand Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal threatened to quit on Friday after fewer than 50 days in office as leader of the Indian capital, after moves to bring in anti-corruption legislation were blocked.

"I will consider myself fortunate if I have to sacrifice my post and my life to end corruption," Mr Kejriwal told a raucous meeting of the Delhi state assembly.

Mr Kejriwal, leader of the fledgling Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party, issued his threat on the floor of the house shortly after local legislators effectively shot down his efforts to bring in anti-corruption legislation - the key plank of his manifesto in a December election.

"It seems to be our last session," Mr Kejriwal, who took office on Dec 28, told the assembly in the Indian capital.

 
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