BJP says it can't form govt ; wants fresh polls
New Delhi: The suspense over the fate of Delhi assembly and government has ended with the capital heading for fresh elections over-eight-month-long duration. It was yesterday only when the three major political parties BJP, AAP and Congress had informed lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung that the formation of the government was not possible in the present circumstances and pushed for instantaneous termination of the assembly. Then the LG lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung had sent a report on the matter to President Pranab Mukherjee.
It will almost be a decade that assembly elections will be held in a state within such a short span. Bihar had gone to the polls in February 2005 and then in October 2005 under a similar set of circumstances.
Seeing the circumstances of flip-flop of government formation that stretched over months, BJP told the LG yesterday when he invited the party for consultations, that it would be unable to form a government.
The LG's invitation came three days after the Supreme Court applauded his efforts for resolving the standoff in the capital. The BJP, which is the single largest party in the assembly with 29 seats, including one ally, said it didn't have the requisite numbers.