The Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday slammed both the Congress and the BJP for “justifying” the imposition of President’s Rule in Delhi in their affidavit in the Supreme Court.

The AAP Government, while resigning after serving 49 days in Delhi, had recommended that the Assembly be dissolved and fresh elections be conducted but the Centre had imposed President’s Rule based on the report submitted by Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung.

The AAP had then filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the non-dissolution of the Delhi Legislative Assembly and not holding of fresh elections.

“Despite the fact that the Supreme Court had specifically asked the Congress and the BJP to make their stand clear as to whether they are willing to form the Government by joining hands, they have not indicated any willingness for the same. Both the parties have filed their affidavits justifying the non-dissolution and prolonged imposition of President’s Rule,” the AAP said in a statement issued on Wednesday.

“Both the Congress and the BJP have joined hands to thwart the democratic rights of the people of Delhi to have a popularly-elected Government. This is because they feel that in the event of fresh elections, the AAP would get a majority and form the government in Delhi, and both parties would instead have a prolonged Centre’s Rule,” the AAP said.

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