BJP wants fresh polls in Delhi

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New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The BJP has decided it will not form a government in Delhi and fresh polls should be held, party sources said Monday.

BJP sources said Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay met Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Monday morning.
Upadhyay, according to sources, conveyed BJP’s point of view in the meeting.
The LG’s office, however, refused to comment.
Jung will Monday meet representatives from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress to decide on government formation. Though Upadhyay met the Lt governor in the morning, the BJP is also scheduled to meet Najeeb Jung in the evening.
BJP sources added they expect the election to be held by February next year.
The BJP-Shiromani Akali Dal combine has 29 seats in the 70-member Delhi Assembly.
The alliance won 32 seats in the December elections, short of a majority. Since then, three BJP legislators were elected to the Lok Sabha in the general elections.
AAP, the second largest party, has 28 legislators.

Last modified: November 3, 2014