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BJP may opt for Fresh Polls in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 03: The BJP may opt for fresh elections in Delhi as it does not have majority to form the government. Sources in the party said that it is not in favour of taking power by "manipulation" to rule the national capital.

The saffron party has conveyed their stand to Delhi lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung on the formation of government. Meanwhile, the LG has called all parties including AAP and Congress for a meet to discuss and know their stand.

Sources in BJP said that since Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity is going high following the victories in the recent elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, they will not go for taking any member from other parties to form the government in Delhi.

They prefer elections as there is little possibility of the party forming a government in Delhi. However, the final on the issue will be taken by the top leadership in a day or two.

On the other hand, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, who had earlier accused the LG of favouring the BJP, tweeted, "BJP shud make public the letter that they gave to LG, if any (sic)."

Delhi Congress leader Mukesh Sharma, batted for the dissolution of the assembly and fresh elections.

It should be noted that BJP is the single largest party in the Delhi assembly. If it refuses to take a shot at power, fresh elections will be imminent in the national capital and the November 25 by-polls to three seats may not take place.

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