Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung invites Kejriwal to discuss government formation in Delhi

By on December 13, 2013

Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has invited AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday to discuss government formation in Delhi after BJP refused to form government in Delhi.

BJP CM candidate Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Delhi BJP President Vijay Goel reiterated the party will sit in opposition or will opt for fresh election as the party lacks clear mandate to rule Delhi.

After a meeting with Mr. Jung, Dr. Harsh Vardhan preferred to sit in opposition. “The Lt Governor invited me to discuss government formation. We have conveyed to him that we do not have enough seats and in view of lack of clear mandate, the party would like to sit in the opposition. It will be better for us to serve people while sitting in opposition,” Vardhan said.

The Delhi results threw up a fractured verdict with BJP and its ally Shiromani Akali Dal winning 32 seats, the debutant Aam Aadmi Party 28 seats, Congress 8 seats, Janata Dal United and an Independent getting one each.

After Harsh Vardhan declined to form the government, Lt Governor Mr, Jung invited Kejriwal to discuss government formation on Saturday at 10:30 AM. Though it is expected, AAP leaders would prefer fresh election than forming alliance with Congress or the BJP.

“We are clear on our stand. We would be sticking to our stand that we would neither take support to form the government nor support Congress or BJP,” Sisodia said. Kejriwal advised his volunteers get ready for re-election.

President Pranab Mukherjee instructed Governor Mr. Jung that whoever stakes claim has to prove their majority within seven days.

Meanwhile, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today said that backing AAP to form the government in Delhi is under consideration.

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