Delhi Lt Governor invites AAP for talks after BJP rules out formation of govt

Following the refusal by BJP,the Lt Governor is expected to meet Kejriwal on Saturday.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 12, 2013 8:27:04 pm

The Bharatiya Janata Party has finally made it clear that it will not form government in Delhi as it is short of majority. An announcement in this regard was made on Thursday by BJP’s Delhi Chief Ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan.

Following the refusal by the BJP,the Lt Governor has invited the Aam Aadmi Party for discussion on government formation. The meeting is expected to be held on Saturday.

Addressing mediapersons after his meeting with Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung,the BJP leader said that it would form a government only when the party gets clear majority in the House.

Referring to the limitations of his party,Harsh Vardhan said that President Pranab Mukherjee had asked the Lt Governor to ensure that the party that forms the government would have to prove its majority on the floor of the House within seven days.

Harsh Vardhan said,”We do not want to indulge in horse-trading or any unfair means to form Delhi government…we know will not be able to majority in the House within seven days.”

He further said that the BJP welcomed any other party that wished to form a government in Delhi,adding that his party would support them in their functioning if their policies are in favour of people.

When asked if the BJP would consider supporting the Aam Aadmi Party in government formation,Harsh Vardhan said that Arvind Kejriwal’s party had “already made it clear that it would neither give nor take support from any other party”.

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