NG News/ New Delhi (November 4)
Ending the eight-month-long political uncertainty in Delhi, Union Government has recommended for holding fresh election in Delhi. This decision was taken by the Union Cabinet on Tuesday after Lt Governor Najeeb Jung had recommended to dissolve the Delhi Assembly. Sources said during a meeting with Jung on Monday, all the major players had expressed their inability to form the government
It is worth mentioning that voting for Delhi Assembly elections had held on Dec 4 last year and Aam Admi party leader had taken oath as chief minister on December 28. Independent legislators withdrawn their support to AAP on Feb 10 and Arvind Kejriwal resigned as Delhi CM over the demand of Jan Lokpal Bill. Following this, the president rule was imposed in Delhi on Feb 17,2014.
According to sources, Aam Aadmi Party demanded that elections in Delhi should be held along with Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand. BJP is upbeat over the development and sure to win this election after the getting favourable results in assembly elections of other states, held recently.
The Supreme Court too had given a time of one month to the central government to take a decision on forming a government in Delhi, where the assembly was put under suspended animation following the resignation of the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government Feb 14.
Showing its displeasure over the situation, the court had then said: “Time and again, we have adjourned the matter to see if any party was willing to form the government. What endeavours are being made? We want to know.”
The BJP had won 32 seats in the elections to the Delhi assembly in December 2013, that also included one belonging to its ally Akali Dal. However, its strength came down to 28 after three of its legislators – Harsh Vardhan, Ramesh Bidhuri and Pervesh Verma – were elected to the Lok Sabha in the general elections April-May this year. The AAP, which won 28 seats, formed the government with the support of Congress’s eight legislators.