Center plays safe, gives AAP more time to form Govt

Arvind-Kejriwal-1The Center extended another hand in support to the Aam Aadmi Party by deciding to give some more time to break the deadlock in Delhi, as the AAP being the last hope of forming a Govt. The Sushil Kumar Shinde Team hopes for a final turnaround of events for what has been a terrifying result in the recently concluded by polls.

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde told reporters that the Central government has asked the Lieutenant Governor as to how much time the AAP has sought for formation of government in Delhi. ”We will give some more days (to AAP) for government formation in Delhi. This is a democratic process,” he said.

Shinde’s statement indicated that the Central government was not in a hurry to impose President’s rule in Delhi and ready to wait at least till Monday when AAP, with 28 MLAs in its kitty, makes public its decision whether to form the government after eliciting views from the people.

However, AAP on Tuesday had announced that it would distribute 25 lakh copies of letters seeking people’s views on the issue of government formation and the replies would be accepted till Sunday. And, the party plummeted into the limelight by receiving as many as 4 lakh votes within hours. In a House of 70, BJP(31) and its ally Akali Dal(1) together have 32 seats, four short of majority while AAP

has 28 seats.

The Lt Governor has already recommended that Delhi be put under President’s rule with the new

assembly in suspended animation among other options.

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