L-G wants all parties to help end govt formation impasse

L-G wants all parties to help end govt formation impasse

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung is likely to talk to all the parties in the coming days to explore government formation possibilities in the hung Assembly.

A hearing on the matter is also scheduled in the Supreme Court on Thursday. The Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party have slammed Jung’s belated move to end the deadlock over government formation. The new party even accused him of acting as an “agent” of  the BJP.

The Delhi BJP, on the other hand, said the party will follow all directions of the Lieutenant Governor and President Pranab Mukherjee over the issue.

A statement from Raj Niwas said: “In view of the President’s approval to explore the possibility of installing a popular government in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung would be exploring the possibilities with the leaders of all political parties over the next few days.”

Jung’s decision came a day after the Supreme Court's rap over delay in taking a decision on the issue.

Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed anger over the delay in finding a solution to the political gridlock.

 “Why cannot Jung call a meeting of all the parties today and seek their views on government formation possibilities?” he said.

“I have been urging Jung for the past eight months to call such a meeting of all the parties and speedily decide the matter,” he said.

“It seems Jung is trying to get a BJP government installed in the city,” he alleged, accusing Jung of working as an “agent” of the saffron party. 

The former chief minister said earlier Jung proposed to invite the BJP to explore government formation, now he has changed the plan and is keen to invite all parties.

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