Delhi Assembly dissolved polls likely in Feb

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New Delhi: The political hibernation of the Delhi Assembly is likely to end soon as President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday dissolved the Assembly.

A notification issued by the Home Ministry said President Pranab Mukherjee has dissolved the “Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory of Delhi with immediate effect” . The Union Cabinet had on Tuesday recommended the dissolution of the Assembly following recommendation of L-G Najeeb Jung after talks on Monday with BJP, Congress and AAP which expressed inability to form government and sought fresh mandate.

While the fresh elections may be held early next year, the process for the November 25 by-elections to three constituencies, for which last day of nominations is Wednesday, was revoked by the Election Commission.

BJP and AAP, nevertheless, were seen gearing up for fresh polls in Delhi on Tuesday as both parties held meetings to take stock of their preparation. AAP went a step ahead and pitched its chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal against senior BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi even though BJP has decided against projecting a CM face. 

 

(With PTI inputs)

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