AAP vs Delhi Secretary: BJP calls it constitutional crisis, still not in favour of President rule

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New Delhi | February 24, 2018 10:50 AM

Calling it a “constitutional crisis”, BJP said that the situation in Delhi with the alleged assault by AAP MLAs on Cheif Secretary Anshu Prakash, however, the central government is not in any favour of imposing President's rule in the capital.

BJP spokesperson called Delhi CM as "President of almost a private limited company elected dictatorially," BJP spokesperson called Delhi CM as “President of almost a private limited company elected dictatorially.”

The Bharatiya Janata Party, on Friday, called the recent alleged attack on Delhi Cheif Secretary Anshu Prakash a “constitutional crisis” but added that the central government is not in favour of imposing President’s rule in the capital. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said that there is a ‘situation of Constitutional crisis in Delhi’ and CM Arvind Kejriwal is ‘responsible for it.’ As soon as Delhi CM left his residence for the Delhi Police to conduct search operation, Kejriwal targeted BJP Supremo Amit Shah over Justice Loya death case. To which the BJP spokesperson called Delhi CM as “President of almost a private limited company elected dictatorially,” according to a report by The Indian Express.

The report further said that Delhi’s central BJP in-charge, Shyam Jaju made a staunch comment on the Delhi CM. Jaju said, “Arvind Kejriwal held the meeting at midnight not because of public concern, but it conducted concerning his publicity.” Jaju called the incident at Delhi CM’s residence a ‘shameful incident’ and called the leadership by Kejriwal as “immature leadership.”

However, sources in the BJP have said that the Centre has no plans to invoke Article 356 in the capital. The Article 356 is where the President’s Rule will be imposed. A source in the BJP said, “Article 356 is used in rarest of rare cases.” The source further added that the party look into the matter and “wait and watch” on how the things develop. A BJP leader said, “AAP is hurting its own image, why should we involve? The party wants to drag BJP in and then play the victim card.

BJP has given the responsibility to its Delhi unit to look in the matter however, party’s central office is also keeping a close watch. As per the source, the BJP leadership is aware that AAP cannot be given any chance to play the “victim card”.

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