BJP still hopeful

BJP still hopeful

Political observers said the BJP or the AAP could form a government by managing some abstentions in the Assembly at the time of the trust vote. The task would be easier for the BJP-SAD alliance as it has four MLAs more than the AAP.

By arranging abstentions, Harsh Vardhan could run a minority government, said a former Delhi Assembly official.

He gave the example of former prime minister P V Narasimha Rao who headed a minority government at the Centre in the 1990s. Observers said though Harsh Vardhan has ruled out unethical practices or “horse trading”, but on paper, another option to form the government is that of the BJP engineering a split in either the Congress or in the AAP.

“One-third of the MLAs of the two parties should break away from their parent outfit and form a new political party and support the BJP in the House or they can merge with the BJP legislature party,” the former official added.

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