Section 9(2) of the NCT Act says, "The Lieutenant-Governor may send messages to the Assembly, whether with respect to a Bill then pending in the Assembly or otherwise, and when a message is so sent the Assembly shall, with all convenient dispatch, consider any matter required by the message to be taken into consideration.
Those in the know within the BJP said there is precedent that the Governor asks the House to elect a leader. Any election in this scenario, experts say, will not require a whip. This is because this sitting has been called by the Governor, and not by the House or the Speaker. A whip only applies in that case, S K Sharma, former secretary of the Delhi Assembly, said.