Delay in dissolving Delhi Assembly ‘encouraging horse trading’, AAP tells LG

L-G told AAP that he would talk to both the Congress and BJP and soon send a report on the matter to the President.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: July 21, 2014 1:12 pm

Twenty-seven Aam Aadmi Party MLAs led by Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and told him that delay in dissolving the Delhi Assembly was “encouraging horse trading”.

“We met L-G and explained to him the current political situation and also possible horse trading which may take place. Such a government will do no good,” AAP MLA and former Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti told reporters here.

Bharti said the L-G told them that he would talk to both the Congress and BJP and soon send a report on the matter to the President. Soon after the meeting, Kejriwal tweeted, “Met LG. Had good discussions. He will now invite BJP for discussions. If BJP claims they can form govt, LG will ask them to show nos.

“We told him that delay in dissolving assembly was encouraging horse trading,” Kejriwal said. AAP had yesterday claimed that BJP was “running away” from fresh elections in the national capital and also questioned Congress’s “silence” over whether or not it wants
the Delhi Assembly to be dissolved.

“The double-meaning statements and consistent U-turns by BJP on the current political situation in Delhi makes it clear that it is running away from fresh elections and wants to resort to the ‘Aaya Ram, Gaya Ram’ culture, against which Supreme Court had warned on April 17 of this year,” an AAP spokesperson had said.

On the other hand, Congress’s silence on whether it is willing to officially communicate in writing to the Lt Governor and Supreme Court that Delhi Assembly should be dissolved proves that it is indirectly supporting BJP’s ‘Aya Ram, Gaya Ram’ brand of politics, he had said.

AAP said that during the hearing of its petition challenging the central government’s decision to keep the Delhi Assembly in suspended animation instead of dissolving it, Supreme Court had observed on April 17 that, “Nothing should be done which facilitates ‘Aaya Ram, Gaya Ram’ (or horse-trading brand of politics) in the Assembly.”

For all the latest Cities News, download Indian Express App

  1. B
    Bijay K
    Jul 21, 2014 at 12:02 pm
    Is BJP scarred of AAP and not declaring fresh polls in Delhi ?
    Reply
    1. R
      roger
      Jul 21, 2014 at 9:37 am
      I do recollect that when Mr Kejriwal resigned as the CM, he advised the Governor that the Delhi embly should not be dissolved. Most likely Mr Kejriwal was under the impression that if he won the LS elections he will write a Will and bequeath the Delhi seat to one of his prodigies. However, quite the opposite occurred- AAP was trashed and vanquished from the elections, which meant Mr Kejriwal had to re-possess his bequeathed possession, but the problem was there was no government, no possibility of winning the elections ever again. so the question that is haunting him now is, was his narcissism of any consequence? My answer is No. He has commited a political suicide and his resurgence is a remote possibility.
      Reply