Lok Sabha polls in mind, BJP waits for L-G Najeeb Jung’s move

The BJP has 32 MLAs along with SAD, which makes them the largest block in the House of 70.

New Delhi | Updated: February 15, 2014 8:55 am
The BJP on Friday described Kejriwal’s resignation as an attempt to “cover up” his government’s failure to fulfill promises, and questioned his moral authority. The BJP on Friday described Kejriwal’s resignation as an attempt to “cover up” his government’s failure to fulfill promises, and questioned his moral authority. (Express Archive)

Soon after Arvind Kejriwal resigned, senior leaders of the BJP indicated that they would not move on their own to form the government in Delhi, and would wait for Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung to take the next step.

“We do not have the numbers,” several central BJP leaders said. They added, however, that they expected Jung to explore the possibility of a new government before recommending either that the assembly be dissolved or be kept in suspended animation.

The BJP has 32 MLAs along with SAD, which makes them the largest block in the House of 70, but are still short of majority.

“It depends on what the Congress signals to the L-G. They have the option of keeping the House in suspended animation, like they did in Jharkhand recently. This can’t be ruled out, because having assembly elections along with Lok Sabha elections will set up a straight BJP-AAP fight and the Congress will be squeezed out,” a top BJP leader said, indicating the thinking in the central leadership.

The leader said the next move would be dictated also by its assessment of prospects in the Lok Sabha elections.

“The decision will be based on long-term strategy for the party in Delhi,” the leader said. Prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be in Delhi on Saturday, and the issue is likely to be discussed both by the central leadership and the state core group.

The BJP on Friday described Kejriwal’s resignation as an attempt to “cover up” his government’s failure to fulfill promises, and questioned his moral authority to recommend dissolution of the House after “virtually” losing majority, as shown by his failure to introduce the Jan Lokpal Bill.

“AAP did not get the people’s mandate, but it formed the government by deceit, after entering into an alliance that was immoral and full of contradictions. Their tenure was marked by anarchy and an utter lack of respect for constitutional institutions and their dignity. After realising that they were unable to fulfill their promises, they have tried to cover up with resignation,” spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi said.

“Even at the time of resignation they showed disrespect to the constitution. After virtually losing the confidence of the House over the (introduction of) Jan Lokpal Bill, they recommended its dissolution,” Trivedi said.

Another central BJP leader said MLAs “desperate” to avoid an election might want to throw their weight behind a BJP government. BJP leaders pointed out that independent MLA Rambir Shokeen, who had earlier supported the AAP government, voted against it on Friday, while AAP rebel Vinod Kumar Binny, while voting with the government to escape disqualification for violating the whip, nonetheless made a statement by sitting away from the treasury.

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    educate1
    Feb 15, 2014 at 3:03 am
    It's good that Kejriwal did not hang out to his chair or power which is usually the norm in Indian politics. I'm sure all those who are accustomed to recvieving bribes and taking kickbacks for state government contracts will be relieved.
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    educate1
    Feb 15, 2014 at 3:03 am
    It's good that Kejriwal did not hang out to his chair or power which is usually the norm in Indian politics. I'm sure all those who are accustomed to recvieving bribes and taking kickbacks for state government contracts will be relieved.
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    ajit
    Feb 15, 2014 at 6:51 am
    WHO IS WENDY DONIGER ?See the rothschild controlled Indian media and the sold outjournalists are still praising the immoral Jewess Wendy Doniger , who knowsNOTHING about Hindusim or Indian culture ..She does NOT know Sanskrit, yet she writes a HISTORY OFHINDUSIM . I have learnt Sanskrit in school, it takesseveral years .Her father, Jew Lester L Doniger was a Rothschild agent inthe publishing business . Rothschildwas owner of British East India Company who enslaved India .Harvard University gave her a PHD in1968, for writing VULGARlies about Lord Shiva -- you can read her thesis / dissertation on Asceticismand uality in the Mythology of Siva" .Oxford University went one step further and gave her a D.Phil. in Oriental Studies in 973, with a VULGAR LYING thesis / dissertation on‘The Origins of Heresy in Hindu Mythology’ .So they qualified this immoral Jewess to be in the editorialboard of History of Religions since 1979 .To show the world how truthful and objective she is she wascatapulted to the International Editorial Board of the Encyclopædia Britannica .This lying Jewess gave a speech at the Chicago HumanitiesFestival, "The Lingam Made Flesh: Split-Level Symbolism in Hindu Art" .She knows NOTHING about Lord Shiva .Wendy Doniger's book, The Hindus: An Alternative History waspublished in 2009 by Viking/Penguin .ROTHSCHILD CONTROLLED MEDIA AND LITERARY HOUSES CATAPULTEDTHIS LYING BOOK AS THE NO 1 BEST SELLER IN NON-FICTION ( SHE IS TELLING THETRUTH, RIGHT ? ) IN OCT 2009 .I would advise this EVIL woman to read my post BELOW on LordShiva -Punch into Google search -LORD SHIVA, SHIVA LINGAM, DANCE OF SHIVA VADAKAYIL .This immoral Jewess has been denigrating Hindusim for quitea while .VULGAR AND LYING books published under the name of WendyDoniger :The Post-Vedic History of the Soma Plant .Asceticism and Eroticism in the Mythology of Siva .The Ganges .The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology .Tales of and Violence: Folklore, Sacrifice, and Dangerin the Jaiminiya Brahmana .Splitting the Difference: Gender and Myth in Ancient Greeceand India .The Hindus: An Alternative History .Hindu Myths .The Rig Veda: An Anthology, 108 Hymns .The Laws of Manu .Vatsyayana Kamasutra .The Concept of Duty in South Asia .The clash between relative and absolute duty: the dharma ofdemons .Karma and Rebirth in Clical Indian Traditions .Elephanta: The Cave of Siva .Religion and Change .Animals in Four Worlds: Sculptures from India .Purana Perennis: Reciprocity and Transformation in Hindu andJaina Texts .Off with Her Head! The Denial of Women's Ideny in Myth,Religion, and Culture .ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.Capt ajit vadakayil..
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    ajit
    Feb 15, 2014 at 6:51 am
    WHO IS WENDY DONIGER ?See the rothschild controlled Indian media and the sold outjournalists are still praising the immoral Jewess Wendy Doniger , who knowsNOTHING about Hindusim or Indian culture ..She does NOT know Sanskrit, yet she writes a HISTORY OFHINDUSIM . I have learnt Sanskrit in school, it takesseveral years .Her father, Jew Lester L Doniger was a Rothschild agent inthe publishing business . Rothschildwas owner of British East India Company who enslaved India .Harvard University gave her a PHD in1968, for writing VULGARlies about Lord Shiva -- you can read her thesis / dissertation on Asceticismand uality in the Mythology of Siva" .Oxford University went one step further and gave her a D.Phil. in Oriental Studies in 973, with a VULGAR LYING thesis / dissertation on‘The Origins of Heresy in Hindu Mythology’ .So they qualified this immoral Jewess to be in the editorialboard of History of Religions since 1979 .To show the world how truthful and objective she is she wascatapulted to the International Editorial Board of the Encyclopædia Britannica .This lying Jewess gave a speech at the Chicago HumanitiesFestival, "The Lingam Made Flesh: Split-Level Symbolism in Hindu Art" .She knows NOTHING about Lord Shiva .Wendy Doniger's book, The Hindus: An Alternative History waspublished in 2009 by Viking/Penguin .ROTHSCHILD CONTROLLED MEDIA AND LITERARY HOUSES CATAPULTEDTHIS LYING BOOK AS THE NO 1 BEST SELLER IN NON-FICTION ( SHE IS TELLING THETRUTH, RIGHT ? ) IN OCT 2009 .I would advise this EVIL woman to read my post BELOW on LordShiva -Punch into Google search -LORD SHIVA, SHIVA LINGAM, DANCE OF SHIVA VADAKAYIL .This immoral Jewess has been denigrating Hindusim for quitea while .VULGAR AND LYING books published under the name of WendyDoniger :The Post-Vedic History of the Soma Plant .Asceticism and Eroticism in the Mythology of Siva .The Ganges .The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology .Tales of and Violence: Folklore, Sacrifice, and Dangerin the Jaiminiya Brahmana .Splitting the Difference: Gender and Myth in Ancient Greeceand India .The Hindus: An Alternative History .Hindu Myths .The Rig Veda: An Anthology, 108 Hymns .The Laws of Manu .Vatsyayana Kamasutra .The Concept of Duty in South Asia .The clash between relative and absolute duty: the dharma ofdemons .Karma and Rebirth in Clical Indian Traditions .Elephanta: The Cave of Siva .Religion and Change .Animals in Four Worlds: Sculptures from India .Purana Perennis: Reciprocity and Transformation in Hindu andJaina Texts .Off with Her Head! The Denial of Women's Ideny in Myth,Religion, and Culture .ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.Capt ajit vadakayil..
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    Ila
    Feb 15, 2014 at 3:38 am
    Now true colors of Bjp and congress shwn to the world, only aap can save india from corrupt, make aap to win with vast majority and put all corrupt with death penalty
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    Ila
    Feb 15, 2014 at 3:38 am
    Now true colors of Bjp and congress shwn to the world, only aap can save india from corrupt, make aap to win with vast majority and put all corrupt with death penalty
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    Mera Mera
    Feb 14, 2014 at 11:41 pm
    It is sad to see that AK resigned...However AK made a right decision to step down for a noble cause...I am happy in another sense that AK can now focus on LS elections...W India needs him and he being busy only in Delhi is not the full usage of his charisma..He should travel w India, increase awareness among people and expose the corruption of BJP and Congress...He should find genuine and honest leaders across the India and should give a strong fight to all corrupt leaders...AAP will prevail..Jai HIND
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    Mera Mera
    Feb 14, 2014 at 11:41 pm
    It is sad to see that AK resigned...However AK made a right decision to step down for a noble cause...I am happy in another sense that AK can now focus on LS elections...W India needs him and he being busy only in Delhi is not the full usage of his charisma..He should travel w India, increase awareness among people and expose the corruption of BJP and Congress...He should find genuine and honest leaders across the India and should give a strong fight to all corrupt leaders...AAP will prevail..Jai HIND
    Reply
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