BJP appears to be keen to form govt in Delhi

BJP leadership appears to be keen on forming a government in Delhi and is just waiting for an invitation from Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung in this regard.

New Delhi: BJP leadership appears to be keen on forming a government in Delhi and is just waiting for an invitation from Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung in this regard.

"We will form the government in Delhi. BJP is waiting for the LG's call," top government sources said.

BJP's inclination to take a shot at the power comes in the wake of LG's letter to the President seeking permission to explore the possibilities of formation of a new government in Delhi.

Once there are indications from the LG, the BJP leadership is expected to meet and decide on forming a government so that election could be avoided in Delhi in immediate future.

Asked about the political developments in the capital, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the matter was between the LG and President, to whom Jung wrote the letter.

"I have nothing to say. It is between the President and the LG. The President has not communicated anything to me. You please ask the LG," he said on the sidelines of a function here.

BJP, along with its ally Akali Dal's one MLA, has 29 MLAs in the Assembly and it will require support of five more legislators to prove majority in the House.

Sources said expelled AAP MLA Vinod Kumar Binny and Independent MLA from Mundka Rambir Shokeen were ready to support BJP which will leave the party short of three MLAs to reach the magic figure.

BJP had won 31 seats in the 70-member Assembly but the number of BJP MLAs came down to 28 as three party legislators Harsh Vardhan, Ramesh Bidhuri and Pervesh Verma had resigned from the Assembly after they were elected to Lok Sabha. 

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