Shinde told reporters that the Central government has asked Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung as to how much time the AAP has sought for formation of government in Delhi.

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

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

Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP had sought time from the Lieutenant Governor to take a decision with regard to government formation after Congress, with eight MLAs, offered outside support to the debutant party.

The party had set 18 conditions for Congress and BJP before it can decide on taking their support to form a government. Congress had put the ball back in AAP's court, saying 16 of its 18 demands needed just administrative decisions and had nothing to do with Parliament or assembly.

In a House of 70, BJP (31) and its ally Akali Dal (1) together have 32 seats, four short of majority. AAP has 28 seats while Congress won eight seats.

(Agencies)

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