Delhi:President Rule likely,Cong still may change AAP, BJP's equations

Harshvardhan and Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 9: Congress experienced one of the most disastrous defeats in its political journey on Sunday, Dec 8. The party has been thrashed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in all four crucial states including Delhi. While Congress lost power to BJP in Rajasthan, it failed to grab power from ruling BJP governments in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. But in Delhi, it still has one chance to change the equations of AAP and BJP.

Both BJP and AAP seem to be in confusion as both parties did not get the magic number 36 to form a government on its own. Both CM candidates of AAP and BJP -- Arvind Kejriwal and Dr Harshvardhan respectively refused to form government and expressed their desires to sit in the opposition.

It has been speculated that President Rule may be imposed on Delhi as it sees a hung assembly. While BJP and AAP grabbed 32 and 28 seats respectively, Congress managed to win 8 seats only. But according to sources, BJP leaders may approach six Congress MLAs seeking their support to form BJP government in the national capital.

Deccan Chronicle quoted one local BJP leader as saying, "If we go in for a re-election, these Congress MLAs know they will be defeated." The statement hinted that BJP leaders in Delhi might be confident of break the Congress MLAs securing their supports.

If we go in for a re-election, these Congress MLAs know they will be defeated

However, Dr Harshvardhan on Sunday said, "We will form government if we get support in natural process. Otherwise would like to sit in Opposition."

Kejriwal, the man of the moment, also ruled out all speculations of forming coalition government. Now if Delhi does not go for re-election, President Rule will be imposed.

If that happens lieutenant-governor Najeeb Jung will become Delhi's administrator, and pick a team of advisers to assist him, which would function as his Cabinet The Assembly will be in place, for parties to form a possible coalition.

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