Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal resigned on Friday night after suffering a defeat in the assembly on the Jan Lokpal Bill and in a political gamble he recommended dissolution of the assembly and holding of fresh polls. Bringing to an end a 49-day roller coaster ride in power, during which he received bouquets and brickbats in equal measure, the Chief Minister and his cabinet met for one last time when it decided to resign and make the recommendation to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung whose advice against the anti-graft Bill he had defied in the assembly. Goverment sources told that he has sent his resignation to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung shortly after a meeting of the Cabinet.
Addressing party workers at AAP headquarters, Kejriwal said his Cabinet has decided to recommend dissolution of the assembly and holding of fresh polls. Sharply attacking the Congress and the BJP for being in collusion to defeat the Jan Lokpal Bill, Arvind Kejriwal said that people will teach both the parties a lesson in future.