President's Rule possible in Delhi if BJP can't form a govt

Both the AAP and BJP refuse to reveal cards, insist neither will stake claim to forming govt.

New Delhi: Delhi seems headed for a hung Assembly, with no party reaching the magic figure of 36 to form a government. The BJP got 31 seats (32 with one for the Akalis), AAP 28 seats and the Congress just eight.

Both the AAP and BJP refused to reveal their cards, and insisted neither would stake claim to forming a government.

While Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel said his party would form the government, he could not explain how it would reach the magic figure of 36.

What next in Delhi?

BJP CM candidate Harsh Vardhan said since the BJP didn’t have a majority, it would 'not stake claim' and prefer to sit in Opposition. Speculation is rife that efforts are going on to break six Congress MLAs and secure their support.

“If we go in for a re-election, these Congress MLAs know they will be defeated,” a local BJP leader said.

If no one gets a clear majority, there is a strong chance of Delhi being brought under President’s Rule for a period of six months.

If that happens lieutenant-governor Najeeb Jung will become Delhi’s administrator, and pick a team of advisers to assist him, which would function as his Cabinet The Assembly will be in place, for parties to form a possible coalition.

( Source : dc )
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