Jung meets Ra­j­nath Sigh

The Political and Business Daily - - METRO -

LIEU­TENANT Gov­er­nor of Delhi Na­jeeb Jung to­day met Home Min­is­ter Ra­j­nath Singh amidst de­mand by Aam Admi Party for dis­solv­ing Delhi assem­bly and hold­ing of fresh elec­tions.

Jung, who was clos­eted with the Home Min­is­ter for about 20 min­utes, is said to have dis­cussed var­i­ous is­sues, in­clud­ing the po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion in the na­tional cap­i­tal, of­fi­cial sources said.

AAP had re­cently al­leged that BJP is try­ing to form a govern­ment in Delhi by in­dulging in horse-trad­ing, a charge de­nied by the Home Min­is­ter him­self.

BJP also has been main­tain­ing that it was ready for fresh assem­bly elec­tions in Delhi.

BJP had emerged as the sin­gle largest party af­ter the assem­bly polls in De­cem­ber last year se­cur­ing 32 seats, in­clud­ing one of Akali Dal, fall­ing short of ma­jor­ity in the 70-mem­ber assem­bly. But it had re­fused to form govern­ment in De­cem­ber, say­ing it did not have the num­bers and will not re­sort to "un­fair means" to take the reins.

AAP with 28 MLAs had later formed the govern­ment with the sup­port of eight Congress MLAs. BJP's num­ber came down to 28 af­ter three of its MLAs - Harsh Vard­han, Ramesh Bid­huri and Pervesh Verma - were elected to the Lok Sabha. The strength of the assem­bly also went down to 67 and the sim­ple ma­jor­ity mark would be 34.

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