New Delhi : Three years after his party swept the assembly elections in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is thanking providence. The magnitude of the sweep created a buffer that helped maintain his majority in the Delhi Assembly even after the disqualification of 20 lawmakers over the office of profit controversy. Twenty is less than a third of Aam Aadmi Party’s strength in the Delhi assembly. The party won 67 of Delhi’s 70 seats in the 2015 assembly elections.
Today, shortly after President Ram Nath Kovind signed off on the Election Commission’s recommendation to disqualify the lawmakers, the Aam Aadmi Party chief tweeted, "I have always said all this is God’s miracle. He must have known that these people will disqualify our 20 MLAs after 3 years, probably that’s why God gave us 67 out of 70 seats".
Mr Kejriwal’s finger appears to be pointed at the BJP. He has already accused the outgoing Election Commissioner AK Joti of accommodating the BJP, calling his recommendation his "parting gift to PM Modi".
"They victimised us, slapped fake cases on our legislators, got the CBI to conduct raids on me, but they found nothing. At last today, they disqualified 20 of our MLAs," Mr Kejriwal further said.