Delhi heads for President's rule; AAP to decide on Congress response

Lt Governor sends report to Centre explaining situation; AAP to decide on Congress response.

New Delhi: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung is reportedly making serious efforts to reach out to leaders of both the BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party to take a final call on forming a government in the national capital.

But at the same time, he has sent a report to the Union home ministry in which he has said that with both the BJP and AAP expressing their inability to form the government, he may have to recommend the imposition of President’s Rule, with the Assembly being kept in suspended animation.

This was one of the options listed by the Lieutenant Governor in his report.

The Assembly can be kept in suspended animation till the AAP, which has sought more time, is able to declare if it is in a position to form the government.

“For now, the Centre is waiting for the political process to play itself out. President’s Rule can be imposed by keeping the Assembly under suspended animation till any party or combination of parties is able to form a government,” an official source said.

While the BJP, the single largest party, has declined to stake its claim, the AAP has sought time to see whether it would accept any outside support to form the government.

Next: AAP to decide on Congress response

AAP to decide on Congress response

DC correspondent with agency inputs

Top Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders will meet on Tuesday to decide the next course of action after Congress made their stand clear on the 18 issues raised by party leader Arvind Kejriwal.

“We have received the reply from Congress on the 18 issues raised by AAP on Saturday. The party’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC) will meet on Tuesday and decide the next course of action,” AAP spokesperson and MLA from Patparganj Manish Sisodia said.

After Congress had decided to extend unconditional support to AAP on Friday last, Mr Kejriwal wrote letters to Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi and BJP President Rajnath Singh seeking their parties’ views on the 18 issues, including passing of Janlokpal, full statehood to Delhi, reduction on water tariff and audit of power discoms among others, before moving ahead to form a government.

AAP leader Kumar Vishwas said the party would hold public meetings in 270 municipal wards, put Congress’ reply to the issues and seek the opinion of the people whether AAP should form a government or not.

AAP had been sticking to its stand of neither taking support from Congress nor from BJP nor will it support them.
Mr Vishwas, when asked whether going to public would mean wast-age of time, said “every party has its way of functioning and ours is of active participation of common man.”

( Source : dc )
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