Kejriwal writes to Delhi LG, asks for BJP's 'formal' stand on government formation

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Kejriwal writes to Jung over Govt formation.
New Delhi, Nov 3: After Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung, called for an all party meet on Monday over decision on government formation in the national capital, Aam Admi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal has written a letter to the LG asking BJP's 'formal' stand over the same.

In the letter to Jung, Kejriwal said due to his prior commitments he will not be able to attend the all party meet and asked him to apprise them about BJP's, which is the single largest party in the assembly, "formal" stand on the issue.

Earlier in the day BJP sources said that the party has decided to not to form a government in Delhi and will go for fresh polls.

BJP sources said Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday morning in this regard. Upadhyay, according to sources, conveyed BJP's point of view in the meeting.

The LG's office, however, refused to comment.

BJP sources added they expect the election to be held by February next year. The BJP-Shiromani Akali Dal combine has 29 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly.

The alliance won 32 seats in the December elections, short of a majority. Since then, three BJP legislators were elected to the Lok Sabha in the general elections.

Earlier AAP had challenged the BJP to go for fresh polls in the capital. BJP that is riding high on its success in the Lok Sabha elections and also the Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections, rejected Jung's offer to form a government and will go for fresh polls.

Kejriwal has been critical of Najeeb Jung and had even claimed that the latter is working under the influence of NDA.

BJP leaders are confident of winning if there are fresh elections held in the capital. Congress on the other hand hit out at the BJP saying that it was delaying the Delhi government formation.

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