AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal meets Lt Guv Jung
Amid reports of a section of the Aam Aadmi Party MLAs keen to explore possibility of Government formation in Delhi, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal today met Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung at Raj Bhawan, sources said.
The sources said Mr Kejriwal, former chief Minister of Delhi, was accompanied by senior party leader Manish Sisodia during the nearly half-an-hour meeting with the LG.
The meeting by AAP leaders comes amid reports about AAP MLAs having suggested, after the partys poor performance in Delhi in the Lok Sabha elections, that the party once again form government in Delhi, with support from either the BJP or Congress.
AAP leader Manish Sisodia and Somnath Bharti had, however, denied any such move by AAP.
Political observers say many sitting MLAs in the party do not want fresh election immediately thinking that the party might perform poorly if fresh polls are held in Delhi any time soon, given the Modi wave across the country.
The AAP had won 28 seats in its debut assembly elections in December last year and had later formed the government with outside support from the Congress eight MLAs. The BJP along with its all Akali Dals one MLA had won 32 seats in the 70-member assembly. Number of BJP MLAs has come down to 28 as three party legislators Harsh Vardhan, Ramesh Bidhuri and Pervesh Verma have been elected to Parliament. Mr Kejriwal had resigned from the post of Delhi Chief Minister on February 14 after the partys pet project the Jan Lokpal Bill could not be passed due to opposition from the BJP and Congress.
Presidents Rule was imposed in Delhi on February 17. Lt Governor Najeeb Jung had not favoured dissolution of the 70-member Delhi Assembly as recommended by the Council of Ministers headed by Mr Kejriwal and kept the Assembly in suspended animation.
(Posted on 21-05-2014)