Delhi government formation: Supreme Court pulls up Centre and Delhi LG Najeeb Jung, says President’s Rule can’t go on forever in a democracy

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up Centre and Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung for delay in taking decision regarding government formation in Delhi.

Delhi government formation: Supreme Court pulls up Centre and Delhi LG Najeeb Jung, says President’s Rule can’t go on forever in a democracy

“In a democracy, President’s Rule can’t go on forever. Lieutenant Governor should have taken decision on government formation at the earliest and should not have taken 5 months time,” said Supreme Court.

However, Centre told the Supreme Court that President has allowed Lieutenant Governor’s proposal to invite BJP to form government but SC said that it will hear AAP’s plea on merit on the issue.

Meanwhile, AAP chief took it to micro-blogging site Twitter accusing BJP of playing tricks.

Kejriwal further questioned, “How will BJP form government? They don’t have nos. Why don’t they just call elections? If BJP discloses all black money holders’ names, then who will give them money to fight elections in some states and buy MLAs in others?”

Delhi has been under President’s rule since Kejriwal resigned as the Chief Minister on February 14 after being in office for 49 days.

Kejriwal on February 14 had resigned after suffering a defeat in the assembly on the Jan Lokpal Bill and in a political gamble he recommended dissolution of the assembly and holding of fresh polls.

a week ago, Delhi BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay had said there has been a groundswell of support for the party across the country and it was ready to face polls in the city even tomorrow. “We are fully ready to face the election. We are prepared even to go to the polls tomorrow. We are confident that if election is held, BJP will get a very clear mandate,” he said.