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Not considering forming government in Delhi: BJP


New Delhi, Feb 15 :

The BJP Saturday said it is “not considering forming” the government in Delhi as it does not have the required numbers.

“We don’t have the numbers so we are not considering forming a government (in Delhi),” said Nitin Gadkari, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and in-charge of Delhi polls.gadkari

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal resigned Friday, 49 days after he took charge of a minority Delhi government, following a tumultuous day in the assembly where Congress and BJP legislators “defeated” his AAP’s attempts to introduce Jan Lokpal bill aimed to curb corruption in high places.

BJP had emerged as the single largest party in the Delhi assembly elections, winning 31 seats.

The Delhi BJP Saturday held a meeting to discuss the party’s future course of action.

State president Vijay Goel said that the party would launch an agitation at Jantar Mantar Feb 18 to expose the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

“This (resignation) was scripted and planned…,” Goel said.

On forming the government in Delhi, Goel said: “We don’t want to comment on it right now but even if elections take place tomorrow we are ready.”

AAP Had No Option But To Quit : Bhushan 

AAP leader and senior Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan said Saturday the party had no option but to quit after the Jan Lokpal bill was rejected in the Delhi assembly.

Bhushan said the bill was the first promise made to the public of Delhi.

Prashant Bhushan , Leader AAP
Prashant Bhushan , Leader AAP

“Our biggest responsibility was to form a corruption-free government and run it, but if the BJP and the Congress are not letting us pass the bill, then what is the point of us staying in power,” he said.

He said that as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress were unlikely to form a coalition, Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung has no option but to dissolve the assembly.

On Kiran Bedi’s statement that AAP was trying to hype the Jan Lokpal bill to ensure good results in Lok Sabha election, Bhushan said Bedi had become a mouthpiece of the BJP.

Arvind Kejriwal resigned as Delhi chief minister Friday after the Congress and the BJP combined did not allow the bill to introduced in the assembly. (IANS)