Delhi's political stalemate likely to be over after Haryana Assembly results

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New Delhi, Oct 07: Centre is keeping a close eye on the Haryana Assembly polls as it will not only decide the BJP's fate in the Jatland but also in the neighbouring state of Delhi. When the Supreme Court judges will take up the matter of government formation in the capital state on October 10, the central government is likely to seek some more time.

The government will open its card only after October 19, when the Assembly's poll results in Haryana and Maharashtra will be declared.

As per a report published in Deccan Herald, the central government may not immediately decide to advice dissolution of the House and may seek more time from the court, said sources. The main reason for biding time will be to wait till the outcome of the Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly polls before firming up plans for Delhi, said a leader.

The Supreme Court on September 9 granted Centre time till October 10 to reply about the outcome of political consultations on government formation in Delhi on a petition filed by Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP.

A five-judge Constitution Bench, headed by Justice HL Dattu, said that it is not going to keep this matter pending for a longer period of time and asked the Centre to inform it about the decision to be taken by the President of India on the LG's letter. The apex court granted four weeks time to the Centre and directed it to file its response by October 10.

However, Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay, who is known to be favouring formation of government by the party, indicated a decision on the issue may be taken in a day or two.

"There will be clarity on the issue within a day or two. We will be able to take a decision on government formation only after getting an invite from the Lt Governor," Upadhyay told PTI.

But, going with the intensity with which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is campaigning in both the states the government will take decision only after results are out.

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