Delhi govt formation: Kejriwal meets LG, asks him to withdraw letter to President

Messing up the process of government formation in Delhi, a delegation of Aam Aadmi Party leaders on Wednesday met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and urged him to "revise" his September 4 letter to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking permission to invite the Bharatiya Janata Party to form a "stable government".

Last Updated: Sep 10, 2014, 15:48 PM IST
Delhi govt formation: Kejriwal meets LG, asks him to withdraw letter to President

New Delhi: Messing up the process of government formation in Delhi, a delegation of Aam Aadmi Party leaders on Wednesday met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and urged him to "revise" his September 4 letter to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking permission to invite the Bharatiya Janata Party to form a "stable government".

The delegation, consisting of Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Kumar Vishwas, also sought dissolution of the House.

Talking to reporters after the meet, Sisodia said that his party is hopeful that Jung will review its recommendation.

He further informed that the AAP leaders have submitted to the LG a copy of the CD of a sting operation which shows Delhi BJP vice-president Sher Singh Dagar and his aide Raghubir Dahiya allegedly offering an apparent amount of Rs 4 crore to AAP MLA from Sangam Vihar, Dinesh Mohaniya, for his resignation. Sisodia said that if required they will submit the CD to the President.

Accusing the BJP of indulging in horse trading to form government in Delhi, the AAP leader said: "Even if BJP forms the government by horse trading, the problems of Delhi will not be solved. Such a government will be a burden on the people of Delhi and forming government this way will be betraying them."

Sisodia later tweeted that the BJP will not be able to form government in Delhi.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court had given the central government a month to end the deadlock over government formation in Delhi.

The Delhi Assembly was placed under suspended animation after the Aam Aadmi Party government resigned in February, ending 49 days of governance by Kejriwal.

The AAP is insisting on fresh elections, underlining that no single party enjoyed legislative majority in the assembly to form a government.

The impasse in the capital got sullied on Monday when the AAP released a covertly shot video showing a BJP leader - since pulled up by the party - offering money to an AAP legislator to resign from the Assembly.

The BJP now has 28 legislators after three got elected to the Lok Sabha.

The AAP has 27 and the Congress eight.

(With IANS inputs)