NEW DELHI: Ahead of the Friday Supreme Court hearing on a petition challenging imposition of President’s rule in Delhi, all MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led by Arvind Kejriwal will meet President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday seeking dissolution of the Delhi Assembly and holding fresh elections.
“All Aam Aadmi Party MLAs will meet the President tomorrow at 6.30 pm to request him to dissolve Delhi Assembly and hold elections,” Kejriwal said on microblogging site twitter.
Earlier in the day, Kejriwal had written to BJP president Rajnath Singh highlighting attempts being made by BJP leaders to engineer defections in Delhi in a desperate bid to cobble up a majority for forming a government through backdoor.
Kejriwal had resigned as Delhi Chief Minister in February this year and the Assembly has since then been put in suspended animation. AAP has 27 MLAs in the Delhi Assembly.
“The BJP has repeatedly made public statements that it wants fresh elections in Delhi, however, there is evidence to prove that the BJP is indulging in horse-trading,” said Kejriwal, and demanded that the BJP clarify its stand in the Supreme Court hearing on July 4.
The apex court had asked both the Congress and BJP to state their positions and had said that it was up to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to take the next step.