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Centre to give AAP a few more days to form a government in Delhi


Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde gave insights on major national issues

ShindeNew Delhi: Giving insights on major national issues, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde stated that the government was ready to give some more time to Aam Adami Party on issues of government formation in Delhi.

Shinde said that union government was ready to give some more time to Aam Adami Party to explore the possibility of forming a government in Delhi where political uncertainty continues after the recent Assembly elections threw a hung verdict.

“We will give some more days (to AAP) for government formation in Delhi.This a democratic process,” he said.

    Shinde’s statement indicated that the Central government was not in a hurry to impose President’s rule in Delhi and ready to wait at least till Monday when AAP, with 28 MLAs in its kitty, makes public its decision whether to form the government after eliciting views from the people.

He further said that the government has asked the Delhi Lieutenant Governor for how much time AAP has sought.

AAP had sought time from Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to take a decision whether to form government after Congress, with eight MLAs, offered outside support to the Arvind Kejriwal-led party.

The Lt Governor has already recommended that Delhi be put under President’s rule with the new assembly in suspended animation among other options.

Noting that the cases of multiple blasts in Patna and Bodhgaya have been solved, the home minister said that the ministry was examining the Gujarat snoopgate case. When asked about the appropriate action that the centre was taking in the case, he said, “The decision on conducting a probe soon will be taken.”

When asked about centre’s action over the retired judge A K Ganguly’s case, he said, “The Home Ministry has sought an opinion of law ministry for sending Presidential reference to Supreme Court in the case,” he said.


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