Despite being in a minority, the Delhi government is well within its rights to recommend dissolution of the Assembly to the Lieutenant-Governor, but its recommendation is not binding, legal experts say.

Supreme Court lawyer and senior AAP leader Prashant Bhushan told The Hindu :

“The government is entitled to make such a recommendation and if the L-G finds that any of the Opposition parties is willing to form the government, he can ask it do so… .”

Solicitor-General Mohan Parasaran said the L-G was not bound to accept the recommendation.

He can keep the Assembly in suspended animation for two months and explore options.

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