Kejriwal calls Delhi LG a BJP agent
New Delhi, October 29: Aam Aadmi part and Congress agree on the way BJP is handling the issue of formation of a new government in New Delhi. They blame Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung for delaying the process. Jung said on Wednesday that he would meet all party leaders to discuss the possibility of government formation in the capital in a few days. The development came a day after the Supreme Court upbraided the BJP-led central government for not being sincere in ensuring a new government in Delhi. Jung also met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday.
Reacting to the announcement. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal described it as delaying tactics in installing a new administration and Congress party leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi tweeted, “Astonishing how quickly the LG changed colours to saffron. Power does it to some.” The national capital has been without an elected government since February, the month in which the AAP quit the government and it has been under President’s rule since then.
The Supreme Court is hearing a petition filed by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which has demanded fresh elections to the Delhi assembly, and according to a party source, BJP is ready for elections in Delhi. “Results in the Haryana and Maharashtra polls have boosted our confidence. We will win Delhi too.”
Meanwhile a lowdown on the current count of parties in the Delhi assembly, that has been under suspended animation, even as the single largest party, the BJP, has often been accused of “horse-trading” to form the government, is as mentioned below:
After three BJP legislators were elected to the Lok Sabha in May, the effective strength of the assembly came down to 67 from the original 70.
The BJP’s tally also got reduced to 28 from 31. It has the support of a lone Akali Dal legislator.
After expelling Vinod Kumar Binny from the party, the AAP is left with 27 legislators.
The Congress has eight legislators. There is one independent legislator and one from the Janata Dal-United.