48-hour ultimatum for Arvind Trio threaten to pull plug New Delhi, Feb. 2: Three Delhi legislators, including an expelled Aam Aadmi Party MLA, have threatened to withdraw support to the Arvind Kejriwal government amid hints that two more could join them in pulling the plug. â€œThere are five of us,â€ said expelled AAP legislator Vinod Kumar Binny, who has teamed up with the Janata Dal (United)â€™s Shoaib Iqbal and Independent Ramvir Shokeen. â€œWe will be meeting tonight (to) decide on the contours of a third front in Delhi. If the AAP government does not fulfil the promises it made to the people of Delhi in the next 48 hours, they should not remain in power.â€ If the three follow up on their threat, the month-old AAP government will lose its majority in the House of 70. The AAP, which had 28 MLAs before Binny was expelled for calling Kejriwal a dictator, has the backing of the Congressâ€™s eight legislators apart from the support of Iqbal and Shokeen. If the three MLAs withdraw support, the governmentâ€™s strength will be reduced to 35, the halfway mark in the Assembly. If the other two MLAs, as Binny says, join them, the government will be left with the support of 33, three fewer than the majority mark of 36 and one more than the 32-strong BJP camp. â€œWe cannot reveal right now who all are with us. We are giving Kejriwalâ€™s government 48 hours to act in peopleâ€™s interest,â€ Iqbal said but didnâ€™t clarify whether they would wait till the February 13 special session or submit a no-confidence memorandum to the lieutenant governor. Iqbal said the government had forgotten the promises it had made. â€œThey had promised 50 per cent reduction in electricity bills. They never specified that it was conditional and only for those who consume less than 400 units.â€ The government has halved power tariffs for consumers who use below 400 units and announced a little less than 700 litres of free water for residents every day. Iqbal also said the governmentâ€™s â€œattempt to rein in the water tanker mafiaâ€ had led to a situation in which most parts of Delhi is not getting water. The government does not have enough tankers and private tankers are usually pressed into service. Since the government came to power, these private tankers have been taken off. AAP leader Sanjay Singh said the BJP and the Congress had â€œjoined handsâ€ and were trying to â€œpull us down because our popularity is growingâ€ 48-hour ultimatum for Arvind ************************************* A very piquant and an intriguing situation has arisen. Is this a game plan of the AAP to become a minority and below the half way line, inspite of Congress support, since they are floundering in governance and are not being able to meet the aspiration of the people, (like water not reaching people as reported in the news) and in this way ensuring that they lose the right to govern? Or is AAP leader Sanjay Singh said the BJP and the Congress had â€œjoined handsâ€ and were trying to â€œpull us down because our popularity is growingâ€, right? It should not be so for the simple reason that both the Congress and BJP would like the AAP to hang themselves with the long rope given! And as the AAP moves from one problem to another, their credibility of being able to give good governance would be suspect and all the ideas of fielding a huge number of candidates would go for a six, leaving the field open for the BJP and the Congress.