BJP will give one more try: Kejriwal

Centre will dissolve House if BJP's attempt fails: Kejri tweets

 Former Delhi chief minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal tweeted that the BJP is going to make one final attempt to form the Delhi government and on failing to do so the central government will dissolve the Assembly. The BJP dismissed Kejriwal’s claim as rumour.

The Congress also sharpened its attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party alleging that the saffron party was creating roadblocks in fresh Assembly elections and violating the poll code for the November 25 by-elections on three seats.   

In his new tweet, Kejriwal alleged the BJP-led central government may again make Delhi a Union Territory if the saffron party fails to form a government in the city.

He tweeted, “A very senior officer in GOI told me and a senior editor confirmed that BJP will make one last attempt to form govt but if they fail...they will dissolve assembly, bring const amendment, abolish del assembly n make Del again a UT. Sounds bizarre. Is it correct?”

Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said he has stopped reacting to Kejriwal’s tweets.
“Delhiites know very well how Kejriwal spreads rumours. He does politics of tweets and allegations but we do politics of reality,” said Upadhyay.

Meanwhile, Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh and Congress Legislative Party chief Haroon Yusuf said the BJP was creating road blocks and delaying the Assembly elections.

Arvinder Singh also said the Raj Niwas was not exercising its constitutional authority on the issue of government formation. He said the Congress would not extend its support to a city government without a clear majority.

Yusuf said the Congress will neither extend its support to the Aam Aadmi Party in future, nor will it take its support.

“Fresh election is the only alternative in the capital, therefore, the present Assembly should be dissolved and fresh elections conducted,” he said.

The Congress also accused the BJP of violating the election model code of conduct ahead of the November 25 by-poll and misusing the official machinery. The party said on Saturday that East Delhi MP Maheish Girri – in violation of the election code – laid the foundation stone of a school at Madanpur Khader’s Phase II and III in the Okhla Assembly constituency. Arvinder Singh demanded action against the officials responsible for the foundation stone laying ceremony.

“If state election department doesn’t take action against Girri within next 48 hours, a delegation of party leaders will meet Election Commission of India and party would also launch a series of protest,” Arvinder Singh said.

Yusuf accused Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung of not meeting Congress leaders who went to raise the matter before him. Arvinder said Geeta Colony councillor Bansi Lal joined the Congress.

There were indications that Bansi Lal may be given the task of boosting the Congress chances in the upcoming Assembly by-election in the Krishna Nagar seat.

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