Kejriwal releases L-G's letter to prez, alleges he is pro-BJP
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kejriwal on Tuesday revealed the contents of the Delhi lieutenant governor's letter to the president and alleged that he was biased towards the BJP. Delhi govt formation: Centre gets a month's time from Supreme Courtdelhi Updated: Sep 09, 2014 16:09 IST
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kejriwal on Tuesday revealed the contents of the Delhi lieutenant governor's letter to the president and alleged that he was biased towards the BJP.
The letter from the L-G Najeeb Jung dated September 4 appeals to the president to give approval for calling the BJP, to form the government in Delhi.
"Every effort must be made to form a popular government before recommending dissolution of assembly...I shall be grateful if the president grants approval to invite BJP, the single largest party, to form the government," the letter said.
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The language and tenor of the L-G's letter showed that the L-G was clearly favouring the BJP, Kejriwal claimed.
The L-G's letter also said that it won't be in public interest to hold polls in such a short time span. AAP received a copy of the letter as they were petitioners in the Supreme Court against the L-G's move to invite the BJP.
Kejriwal threatens street meetings
Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday threatened to take to the streets to prevent the BJP from forming a government in Delhi.
"We will hold demonstrations across Delhi to spread awareness. The attempts of the BJP to form a government by breaking other parties has to be stopped at all costs," Kejriwal said at a news conference a day after he released a video showing a local BJP leader trying to "buy the support of" an AAP MLA.
Kejriwal also said he would take the 'sting tape' to the president and request him not to allow the Delhi lieutenant governor to call the BJP to form the government.
"Even after the sting operation the BJP is claiming that it has got the support of seven more MLAs, then it is the height of shame," he said.
The AAP chief also claimed that his party was in touch with all MLAs, including Congress and AAP members, not to seek support, but to convince them that there should be fresh elections.
The sting video showed the vice president of the BJP's Delhi state unit, Sher Singh Dagar, allegedly offering money to AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya in return for support. Kejriwal alleged that the BJP offered Rs 4 crore each to four AAP legislators to buy their support.
First Published: Sep 09, 2014 13:32 IST