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BJP ready for fresh assembly poll in Delhi

Friday, 14 February 2014 - 10:45pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

After Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal recommended dissolution of Delhi assembly and holding of fresh elections" to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, BJP on Friday said it would seek a fresh mandate rather than form an alternative government.

"I had said this on December 8 (after Delhi assembly election results) that we do not have the number. We are even ready if election is held next week," BJP leader and Leader of Opposition in Legislative Assembly Harsh Vardhan said.

In Delhi assembly elections, BJP won 31 seats while its ally Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) won 1 in the 70-member House to emerge as the single largest party.

However, when invited to form the government by Jung, BJP chose to sit in the opposition citing lack of number.

Accusing Kejriwal of "failing miserably" to deliver on the promises made by him, the BJP leader said his party was "thoroughly committed to Jan Lokpal".

"We were never opposed to the Jan Lokpal Bill. Even today, we are thoroughly committed to the Jan Lokpal Bill," he said.

Attacking the AAP government, Vardhan charged Kejriwal had failed on all fronts and only made false promises.

"He has miserably failed to deliver. Delhiites feels they have been literally betrayed. All those people who are in villages, unauthorised colonies, the poor, everybody to whom promises were made.

"He has never delivered anything except making false speeches. By insulting the constitution (by not abiding by the law that said the bill required prior approval of the Centre), he has not done anything", Vardhan alleged. 


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