New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party, which has been pressing for fresh election in Delhi, on Wednesday demanded that Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung should call a meeting of all political parties and take a final decision till Wednesday evening.

“We demand that LG should call an all party meeting today itself, take final decision by evening and inform the court tomarrow accordingly," AAP chief Arvind Kejriwaltweeted.

AAP has been demanding fresh elections in the national capital and has accused the L-G of “favouring" Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

“It is unfortunate that L-G is in active collusion with BJP and running the backdoor government for the party and acting as an agent of Bharatiya Janata Party rather than protecting the Constitution of India.

“We are in a democratic country and there should be a people’s government and elected government and L-G should be trying his level best to have the elected government. Under BJP’s instruction, he is constantly delaying everything," Kejriwal said in New Delhi.

The AAP national convener also accused L-G of doing nothing in the last eight months to end political deadlock in the national capital.

“Now, LG is saying that they would hold talks with all political parties over government formation. I want to ask him what he was doing for the last eight months. We were constantly requesting him to call a meeting of all political parties to discuss this issue. And, this practice takes just five minutes to reach any decision."

Earlier, L-G was saying that he wanted to invite BJP and get President’s instructions. Now, President has allowed him, but he is now neither calling BJP nor any other political party beacause there is a hearing in Supreme Court on Thursday and they want to just bypass the hearing with some excuses," he said.

Earlier in the day, Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung met union home minister Rajnath Singh and discussed the political situation in Delhi, a day after the Supreme Court’s rap for continuing with the President’s rule in the city.

Sources said the L-G conveyed to the home minister that he will call all political parties to explore possibilities of forming a government in Delhi, which is under President’s rule since 17 February after resignation of AAP government.

My Reads Logout