Congress conveys its stand of fresh elections,dissolution of Delhi assembly to LG

Congress conveys its stand of fresh elections,dissolution of Delhi assembly to LG

By: || Updated: 03 Nov 2014 12:01 PM
New Delhi: The Congress party on Monday said that it has conveyed its stand of wanting fresh elections in the capital and the dissolution of Delhi Assembly to Lieutenant Governor (LG) Najeeb Jung.



"I have conveyed the Congress party's stand to the LG. The Delhi Vidhan Sabha should be dissolved and fresh elections should be announced as soon as possible and held at the same time as the Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir elections," said Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Haroon Yusuf.


Yusuf further assured that the Congress, under party president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi will strongly fight the elections in Delhi and if given the opportunity, will work for the development of the capital which is on hold till now.


Crticising the BJP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for changing their stand on the formation of the government in Delhi, Yusuf also said that the Congress's stand has always been clear: people in Delhi are suffering but AAP and BJP just want to be in power.


"The BJP and AAP is only concerned how to be in power. Earlier, when talks were going on to dissolve the house, the AAP had written to the LG stating that they were looking for an alternative to form the government in Delhi. Similarly, since the BJP has come to power, it is also engaging in double talk. One group of the BJP used to say that we want elections in Delhi, a second one used to say that we will form the government in Delhi and discussions are going on,' Yusuf added.


On Monday morning, the LG met Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay to discuss the issue of government formation in the capital. After meeting the Congress party, Jung will later meet AAP at 5:45 pm.


Delhi has been under President's Rule since February after Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government stepped down after 49 days in power.


The BJP-Shiromani Akali Dal coalition has 29 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly. The alliance had won 32 seats in the Delhi Assembly polls held last year, but three BJP MLAs were elected to the Lok Sabha in the general elections. The AAP had won 28 seats in the polls.

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