Lieutenant Governor recommends President's rule in Delhi

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New Delhi, Dec 17: As the political deadlock continues in Delhi, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has recommended the imposition of President's rule in the state.

With no party ready yet to form government in Delhi, imposing president's rule is one of the options to break the deadlock.LG sent a report to the president on Saturday highlighting possible options available for Delhi.

He had consulted with single-largest party, the BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party, which came in second in the Assembly election. AAP has won 28 seats and BJP has 31.

The Congress, which has eights seats, has offered unconditional support to AAP to form a government. Those eight seats would help AAP get to 36, the number a party needs in the 70-member house to form government

While BJP refused to form government, AAP has asked for 10 days to decide.

Meanwhile, the term of the assembly ends on Wednesday, December 18.

In his report, LG has noted that central rule can be imposed with the assembly kept in suspended animation and if at any point a party comes forward to stake claim, it can prove its majority and form government.

If no party comes forward to stake claim to form the government, President's Rule can be imposed in the next two days, sources said. The decision will be made by the Centre and will be conveyed to the President.

Fresh elections would have to be held if no party comes forward within six months.

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