Received options from Delhi LG: Sushilkumar Shinde

New Delhi, Dec 19 : The Centre has received a letter from Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung "on options" and has asked him how long will it take for AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal to decide on government formation, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Thursday.

"We have received a letter from LG on options. We are asking how long will it take Kejriwal to decide. We have to give them five days," Shinde told reporters here.

On Friday last, Kejriwal sought 10 days from Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to decide on the issue of government formation. He then sought public opinion on whether or not his party should form a government with Congress support.

The Congress, with eight members in the 70-member assembly, has given unconditional support to the Aam Admi Party (AAP) which won 28 seats in the Dec 4 assembly poll.

The BJP -- with 31 seats the single-largest party -- has refused to form a government.

"The Congress has given unconditional support so government has to be formed," said Shinde and added: "It takes time to form government."

Shinde pointed out that the people of Delhi have not given a complete mandate and the BJP is unable to form the government.

--IANS (Posted on 19-12-2013)

india-news headlines

India may witness poor monsoon this year

Need to specify junk food items regulated in schools: HC

SC to hear Mittal, Ruia plea against summons May 1

Kejriwal files nomination after attacking Modi, Rahul

Entrust keys of Padmanabhaswamy temple with district judge, SC urged

Probe BJP's Kurukshetra candidate for code violation: Naveen Jindal

Congress confused about its campaign: BJP

Congress worried about Vadra fallout

Money, liquor and drug trail in these elections

Will Tarique Anwar be lucky this time?

Supreme Court forms panel over government advertisements

Modi presiding over hate campaign: CPI-M

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top