Treading cautiously, the Centre is unlikely to take a call on imposing president’s rule in Delhi as it wants to give more time to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to make up its mind on government formation.
During consultations with the Lt Governor of Delhi, Naseeb Jung, AAP had asked for 10 days time to come out with a decision which ends on Sunday. The suspense over government formation led the Lt Governor to refer several options to the Centre, including keeping the legislature in suspended animation by imposing president’s rule and give more time to AAP.
The AAP, meanwhile, has started a massive exercise of holding public meetings to arrive at a decision on whether it should form the government on the basis of Congress support or not. Home ministry sources said, there is no immediate hurry to impose president’s rule in Delhi as legislature has already been constituted through a presidential notification. A note to be discussed by the cabinet on imposing president’s rule is being prepared by the Union home ministry but it will be moved only after getting a political clearance from the highest level, officials said.