BJP, Congress welcome SC direction over dissolution of Delhi Assembly

BJP and Congress on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court`s direction over dissolution of Delhi Assembly and said Delhiites should immediately get an elected government.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 06, 2014, 00:19 AM IST

New Delhi: BJP and Congress on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court`s direction over dissolution of Delhi Assembly and said Delhiites should immediately get an elected government.

"So far as BJP is concerned whenever the Lt. Governor will invite the BJP, we shall assess the situation and apprise the LG about our decision as soon as possible," BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said in a statement.

The Delhi Congress said it was in favour of fresh elections.
"Delhiites should immediately get an elected government. Law and Order situation has been poor. People have been facing electricity and water crisis. In this situation, fresh election is the only option to resolve all problems," DPCC chief spokesperson and senior leader Mukesh Sharma said.

Sharma also said, "As per constitutional norms, bypolls of three constituencies - Tughlakabad, Krishna Nagar and Mehrauli - should be held within six months. To avoid bypolls, Delhi Assembly should be dissolved."
Meanwhile, BJP also claimed that it also wants that the people should get elected government as soon as possible and development works should start.

"BJP wants that the people of Delhi should get elected government as soon as possible and development works should start. Now it seems that with the intervention of Central government, Lt. Governor will try all the possibilities of forming government which may be in the form of majority or minority government, coalition or re-election," Upadhyay said.

Upadhyay also said that AAP and Congress party are responsible for the current situation.