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Delhi LG calls Vardhan to discuss govt formation

Delhi LG calls Vardhan to discuss govt formation

New Delhi: In a bid to break the impasse on government-formation, Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Wednesday night spoke to Harsh Vardhan, chief ministerial candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), for discussion on Thursday on the issue. Vardhan is likely to point out that he does not have the required numbers.

Jung called Vardhan over phone and told him that he wanted to discuss with him government-formation.

The Delhi polls threw up a fractured mandate with no party securing majority in the 70-member assembly and BJP emerging as the single largest party with 32 seats. BJP’s ally Akali Dal has one MLA.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has got 28 seats in the assembly followed by Congress’ eight. JD-U has won one seat while Mundka seat has gone to an Independent.

Vardhan told PTI that he conveyed to the LG that he was going to Raipur on Thursday to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Raman Singh as

Chhattisgarh chief minister and will be able to meet Jung after his return to Delhi in the evening.

“The LG called me tonight and asked me to meet him tomorrow to discuss (government-formation),” Vardhan said.

Earlier in the day, both BJP and Aam Aadmi Party stuck to their ground of not forming a government and preferring fresh elections instead.

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