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Supreme Court asks centre for decision on Delhi Assembly elections: Media Reports

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 - 10:49pm IST | Agency: ANI

According to media reports the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday asked the centre to take a decision on the holding of Delhi Assembly elections as the capital has been under governor's rule since its former Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal resigned from his post.

The decision came following a petition filed by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal asking for the dissolution of the assembly and fresh polls.

Earlier today, the Supreme Court had referred the petition of the AAP party seeking the dissolution of the Delhi assembly and conducting fresh polls, to a Constitution Bench.

The AAP had moved the top court to direct the central government and the Lieutenant Governor to dissolve the Delhi assembly and order fresh elections.

AAP had often alleged that the BJP will not allow the party to form a government in the national capital and are opting for divisive politics. They also alleged that BJP was indulging in unethical practices and trying to lure lawmakers to form a government in Delhi.

The BJP had won 31 seats in the assembly polls in December last year but its number came down to 28 in the 70-member house after three of its legislators including Union Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan, were elected to Lower House of the Parliament.




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