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Kejriwal meets LG Jung, urges him to consider fresh polls

Kejriwal meets LG Jung, urges him to consider fresh polls
Kejriwal on Monday met Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and asked him to dissolve the Delhi assembly and hold fresh elections. ‘Arvind Kejriwal met Jung and asked him to hold fresh elections since the single largest party in the assembly, the BJP, has not shown willingness to form the government,’ a party source said.

In the absence of any reply from the Congress and the BJP whether they would like to stake claim to form the government in Delhi, the AAP on Monday also urged the Supreme Court to direct Lieutenant Governor of Delhi to consider recommending the dissolution of the assembly. As senior counsel Fali Nariman pushed for the Delhi assembly’s dissolution as recommended by outgoing the chief minister at the time of submission of his resignation, a bench of Justice RM Lodha and Justice Kurian Joseph adjourned the hearing for two weeks as counsel for both the Congress and the BJP sought time to file a response.

The apex court on 7 March had asked the Congress and the BJP to respond whether they were willing to explore the possibility of forming an alternate government in Delhi. The court adjourned the hearing for two weeks even though both the Congress and BJP wanted that the matter should be taken up hearing after results for the general elections were announced in May. The court was also urged to ask the AAP to withdraw its petition and make a representation before the Lieutenant Governor for the reconsideration of his recommendation to place Delhi assembly under suspended animation.
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