Positive move, says SC on Delhi government formation effort

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday described as positive the reports that Lt Governor Najeeb Jung would be consulting all the political parties in its efforts to form a government in Delhi.

The apex court constitution bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu said that as per the newspaper reports there is a positive move by the Lt Governor that he is going to consult all the political parties in his efforts to form a government in Delhi.

The court said that there are situations with a party not having majority forms the government with outside support.

As the court said this, Aam Aadmi Party counsel Prashant Bhushan said that this was another attempt to deny people of their right to have a representative government.

However, he said that they have no objection in giving Lt Governor another chance to explore the possibility of forming the government, but it should be time bound.

The court also observed that if by chance, the Lt Governor fails and the formation of the government is not possible, he may seek the advice of the president and he will take a call.

Having said this, the court adjourned till Nov 11 hearing on AAP petition seeking dissolution of the assembly and holding of fresh elections.

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