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SC disposes AAP’s plea on assembly dissolution

The Supreme Court on Tuesday disposed off an AAP petition seeking dissolution of assembly and holding early elections.

An apex couat constitution bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu passed the brief order. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) counsel Prashant Bhushan urged the court to direct an early election. ‘This is for Election Commission to decide,’ the court said. The party had approached the court demanding early elections in Delhi. However recently the Lieutenant-Governor after talks with the Central government, had recommended that the Delhi assembly be dissolved and that fresh elections should be held since no party is in a position to form a majority government.

BJP had emerged the single largest party after the assembly polls in December last year with 31 seats apart from the support of ally Akali Dal’s one MLA in the 70-member House. But its numbers had come down to 28 after three of its legislators--Harsh Vardhan, Ramesh Bidhuri and Pervesh Verma, were elected to Lok Sabha. After falling short of majority by four seats, BJP had refused to form the government, saying it did not have the numbers and that it will not resort to any ‘unfair means’ to take the reins.
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