L-G seeks Prez's permission to invite BJP to form govt in Delhi

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BJP to form government in Delhi?
New Delhi, Sept 5: Going by the reports,the BJP will soon form government in Delhi, which has been under President's rule since February.

According to an NDTV report, Lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung has written to President Pranab Mukherjee, seeking his permission to invite the single largest party to form the government.

The President has, reportedly, forwarded the Lieutenant Governor's recommendation to the Union Home Ministry.

The BJP, with 29 legislators, emerged as the single largest party in the Delhi assembly polls in December. However, since none of the parties had the required majority to form government, the baton was  passed to Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party, which was the second largest party. AAP formed the government, taking help from the Congress,which had 8 seats.

However, Delhi was thrown into political turmoil again when Kejriwal resigned on February 14 after 49 days in power, after he failed to pass anti-corruption Jan Lokpal Bill, which was one of his major promises.

The BJP's Delhi wing had expressed willingness to form government after the party's victory in the general election in May.

The AAP had also asked L-G for a second chance to form government in Delhi. However, the request wasn't accepted. The party has been accusing L-G of working in favour of BJP. 

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is set to hear AAP's petition, asking for fresh elections and an elected government in Delhi, on next Thursday.

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