Cong against attempts to install BJP govt in Delhi

Cong against attempts to install BJP govt in Delhi

Amid  speculation over the formation of a government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Delhi next week, the Congress has launched a campaign against an “unconstitutional move” to install  a regime led by the saffron party.

Delhi BJP leaders have refused to comment on the possibility of a party-led government’s formation in the hung Assembly, claiming that a lot will depend on the Supreme Court’s judgment on the matter.

A BJP legislator has said Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay may also be considered to be the next chief minister, if there is no consensus on another name, in the event of the party getting an opportunity to form a government.

Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh launched a door-to-door campaign to drum up support for the party’s protest against the so-called move to install a BJP government in Delhi.
“We strongly condemn the move to form an unconstitutional government in Delhi by a communal party like the BJP,” he said at a rally in east Delhi. He warned the Union Home Ministry and Raj Niwas that the BJP should not be allowed to form a government in violation of all constitutional and democratic norms.

Meanwhile, sources in the BJP have said the Centre may tell the apex court on Tuesday that it does not want to dissolve the hung Delhi Assembly immediately.

“The Centre may seek a month’s time for exploring all constitutional and court-approved means, including a secret ballot of all legislators, for electing a leader of the House,” said a BJP leader.

Some BJP legislators, who do not want to face fresh election, hope that the party will get the Supreme Court's nod to elect the leader of the Assembly in the hung House, as was done in Uttar Pradesh in 1998. 

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