It’s being said that the national capital would either witness elections or see a BJP-led government. Though any decision on this issue is yet to be taken but an immense political heat has got built up.

Hectic developments are already on behind the scene and a nod from the Central government is being awaited. There are certain indications that the BJP would stake claim to form government in Delhi.

Besides, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has sought appointment from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the former is waiting for an invitation from Prime Ministers’ Office (PMO).

This meeting is being seen from political perspective, mainly since the scheme of things is associated with Delhi. According to sources, a decision on political uncertainty in the national capital would be made by the BJP high command.

However, there exists a difference of opinion among the MLAs and for them, elections are not a priority. The legislators, who contested the polls barely six months back and emerged victorious, are not keen to fight elections right now.

They are also of the opinion that BJP’s main opponent – Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) might has taken a consistent beating after the Lok Sabha elections. In such a scenario, if elections are announced, Kejriwal may well be successful in putting the house in order.  

This particular section of the party MLAs opine that if election is necessitated then it should be held when the BJP remains in power so that it can announce some populist measures, thereby making the situation favourable for the party. In simple words, it would be a way to ensure victory in the polls.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, who was the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate in the Delhi Assembly polls, has been saying this right from the beginning that conducting elections is the only option available.

Some other party leaders also believe that at a time when it does not have the required number of MLAs to form the government, it should not indulge in ‘horse trading’ as this may hurt the party’s image.

It’s also interesting that those leaders, who unsuccessfully contested the last Assembly elections and are busy in getting tickets, are also batting for fresh polls.

According to a senior BJP leader, no decision in the party related to Delhi has been taken yet and he expressed hopes of arriving at a conclusion soon.

JPN/Bureau

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