AAP team meets Jung, urges him to revise letter
An Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) delegation met Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Wednesday and formally requested him to revise a letter sent to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking permission to invite the BJP to form a government in Delhi.delhi Updated: Sep 11, 2014 00:35 IST
An Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) delegation met Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Wednesday and formally requested him to revise a letter sent to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking permission to invite the BJP to form a government in Delhi.
The AAP accused the BJP of indulging in horse-trading, and sought dissolution of the assembly. AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal met Jung and submitted a letter to him along with a copy of a CD of a sting operation which purportedly shows a BJP leader trying to bribe an AAP MLA to switch sides.
The L-G is believed to have turned down Kejriwal’s demand but told the AAP leader that he would ask the Delhi Police to look into the sting CD, sources said.
“In your Sep 4 letter to the president, you have recommended invitation to the BJP. The developments in the past few days have made it clear that the BJP does not want to form the government in accordance with the constitution,” says AAP’s letter.
“We request you to again write to the president apprising him of how BJP was violating the constitution ... We request you to urge the president to dissolve the Delhi assembly,” the letter says.
AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that if the government was formed through horse-trading, problems such as corruption, school education and price rise will not be solved.
Delhi was placed under President’s rule after Kejriwal quit as chief minister on Feb 14 this year.
"Last time when we met the L-G, all MLAs narrated their story how they were offered money. Then he suggested we should do a sting. We have given a copy of the sting where there were attempts to buy our MLA,” Sisodia said.
Sisodia said that if required they will submit the CD to the President.
The AAP’s meeting with Jung came a day after the Supreme Court gave the central government a month to end the deadlock over forming a government in Delhi.
First Published: Sep 11, 2014 00:33 IST