NEW DELHI: AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal along with his 24 MLAs met Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung on Monday and urged him to dissolve the Assembly saying that “the delay in doing so is encouraging horse- trading”.
Emerging out of the meeting, Kejriwal said: “We met the Lieutenant Governor and had good discussions. He will now invite the BJP for discussions. If the BJP claims it can form a government, he will ask it to show its numbers. We told him that the delay in dissolving the Assembly was encouraging horse- trading.”
AAP leader Manish Sisodia said the party delegation had asked Jung to conduct fresh elections as soon as possible since formation of a government in the current scenario was not possible. “We explained to him the current political situation. We resigned on February 14 and had recommended the dissolution of the Assembly then also,” he said.
In a statement, the LG’s office said: “Arvind Kejriwal along with 24 MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party came and met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung. Making accusations of horse-trading, they asked for the dissolution of the Assembly.”
The LG will take into account the full situation, and send a detailed report to the President after due consideration.