Harsha Vardhan elected unanimously for leader of the BJP legislature party in Delhi
December 12, 2013 - New Delhi
In the back drop of the BJP unable to form the government in Delhi, the party has given a direction to the party workers to face a re-election.
The BJP chief ministerial candidate Dr Harsha Vardhan's name was moved by senior leader Jaddish Mukhi and was unanimously accepted by party MLAs as the leader of the legislature party. After being elected, Dr. Harsha Vardhan said “We realise that we have fallen short of the simple majority. Whether we form the government or not, we will continue serving the people and whatever responsibility we have been given we will uphold that with sincerity,” He said that it is a sad situation for us and residents of Delhi but due to present technicalities, government cannot be formed with a fractured mandate and added that we don't have enough numbers to form a stable government are ready to fight the election once again if such situation arises', he said.
Delhi Lieutenant Governor invites
To put an end to the impasse, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung spoke to him and invited him to discuss the issue with him on Thursday. It may be recalled here that the BJP emerged as the single largest party with 31 seats it won on its own in the 70 seat Delhi Assembly followed by Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party with 28 seats pulling Congress to eight.
BJP and AAP prefer to seek fresh mandate
In the given circumstances, it is learnt that both the BJP and AAP stuck their ground of preferring for fresh elections. The Lieutenant Governor is exploring all the possibilities with legal experts. If the President rule is imposed, he will run the government with the help of a group of advisers.