The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to apprise it of the outcome of the political process initiated by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung by writing a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee on the possibility of government formation in Delhi by October 10.
A five-judge constitution bench, headed by justice HL Dattu, asked the Centre to inform it about the decision that the President takes on the L-G's letter.
On Tuesday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal threatened to take to the streets to prevent the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from forming a government in Delhi.
Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal said he would take the 'sting video' to the President and request him not to allow L-G to call the BJP to form the government.
The AAP had released a 'sting video' at a press conference on Monday, claiming that senior BJP leader Sher Singh Dagar tried to bribe an AAP legislator to switch sides and help the BJP form a government in the Capital.
HT conducted an online poll and survey and asked readers to give their views on government formation in Delhi.
We asked our readers whether the L-G should call for fresh polls in Delhi after the AAP's allegations of horse-trading.While 68.67% of the respondents said the L-G should call for elections, 29.93% said he should not and 1.4% respondents had nothing to say on the question.
In the survey, we asked three questions.
On the first question — should the BJP form the government in Delhi after initially refusing to do so after the poll results in December last year - 65% said they should not, 32% said they should and 3% respondents had nothing to say.
On the second question - is it possible for the BJP to form the government in Delhi without indulging in horse trading - 68% felt the saffron party cannot keep out of horse-trading, 25% said it need not indulge in horse-trading and 7% had nothing to say.On the third question whether there should be fresh assembly polls in Delhi, 71% said yes, while 26% said no and 3% respondents had nothing to say.
The results of the poll and the survey were taken at 2:00pm on Tuesday.