While the BJP is not rushing to stake claim to form government in Delhi, the party leadership has asked all its candidates to start preparing for re-election. The party’s senior leaders as well as the newly elected MLAs have made clear their reluctance to form government saying they did not have the required numbers and that the party is ready to face elections.
Earlier in the day, the party’s newly elected MLAs unanimously elected Dr Harshvardhan as the leader of the legislative party. The state BJP chief Vijay Goel said the party would not indulge in any “jod-tod” or horse trading to form the government.
Meanwhile, the party’s central leadership held several brainstorming sessions to decide the its stand in the event of the Lieutenant Governor inviting the party to form the government. A senior leader said, “Let the L-G invites us first then we will decide our course of action. Let’s see what political development takes place once L-G invite BJP to form the government,” he added.
In a meeting of all the 70 candidate of the BJP in Delhi, including those of its ally Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), the central leadership asked them to start preparing for another election. The top leaders advised the candidates that re-election would be held along with the general elections and there is around four month time in their hand to work on ground.