We are against vote bank politics: Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay

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New Delhi, Oct 28: Amid speculations that BJP may form the government in the national capital soon, the reports indicated that party wants fresh polls to be held in February 2015.

According to reports, the BJP does not seem to be keen to form Delhi government as it does not have the majority number.

However, the senior BJP leader and Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu expressed confidence that the BJP will emerge as the single largest party, with clear majority, whenever the elections take place in Delhi.

On Aam Admi Party's (AAP) allegations that BJP is afraid to form govt, Naidu said, ""Why will the BJP be afraid of polls? We have a very good chance of winning in Delhi with full majority."

BJP against vote bank politics: Satish Upadhyay

While addressing a press conference, the Delhi BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay on Tuesday said that BJP is against vote bank politics.

"If Lt Governor invites us, we will give an appropriate reply at the right time", he said.

On AAP's allegations, he said, "We have sent a notice to Arvind Kejriwal over leveling false allegations."

Even as the Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the President has given consent to invite the BJP to form the government in Delhi, the court expressed its displeasure and frowned upon the delaying tactics being adopted by the government.

The apex court said this as it was handed over a letter which said the President has consented to the Lt Governor's suggestion to explore the option of forming the government in Delhi.

Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has recommended inviting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form the government.

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu said that it will hear the petition filed by AAP seeking dissolution of the House even though the Centre informed the bench that the President has given his consent on Lt Governor Najeeb Jung's proposal to invite BJP to form government.

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