Observing that formation of a government in Delhi “cannot be left in limbo” with Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung not taking any decision on holding Assembly elections, the Supreme Court on Monday granted two weeks time to the Congress and the BJP to file their response if they are willing to come together to form a government.
A Bench of Justices R.M. Lodha and Kurian Joseph, after hearing senior counsel K. Parasaran for the Congress and senior counsel P.S. Patwalia for the BJP, granted time to the two parties on a petition filed by the AAP, questioning the constitutional validity of imposing President’s Rule and keeping the Assembly in suspended animation.
Senior counsel Fali Nariman, appearing for the AAP, suggested that Mr. Jung be asked to review his decision.
AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Monday met Mr. Jung and requested him to conduct fresh elections by dissolving the Assembly.
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