This was a historic Assembly elections for the Delhi, as just an year old Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) made a sensational political debut with 28 seats, and practically wiped out Congress. Though Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has managed to get 32 seats, but it is still not in a position to form the government as it is lacking four seats to prove the majority. Now it's the time for political manipulation as no party has got the clear majority of 36 to form their own government.
The election results have left many fascinating questions in minds of the people, as to which party is going to form the government in Delhi. AAP has maintained their stake of not forming an alliance to form the next government in Delhi. AAP leader Yogendra Yadav has also cleared that, even if the Lt Governor invites them to form the government, they are not going to accept that offer and will prefer to sit in the opposition and play the role of a constructive Opposition.
BJP is also in a dilemma, as they are also short of a clear majority. BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan said that, “Since I don’t have the number, I cannot stake my claim in forming my government in Delhi...Since I don’t have the magic number of 36, I really cannot be a part of the government formation in Delhi,” reported The Hindu.
This leads to a conclusion that, either Delhi will have an unstable government, as the seats have been split between AAP and BJP, or the state might go for a re-polling. Now the Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung has left with only one option i.e. inviting BJP to form the government, as it is the single largest party.
BJP is now left with a choice to seek support from the 'Independent Candidates'. Rambir Shokeen, who was denied of a ticket by the BJP has won from the Mundaka constituency with a huge majority and is playing a crucial role now. Another candidate is Shoaib Iqbal of JD(U), from Matia Mahal constituency, but Iqbal has already declared that he is not going to support BJP.
The final option is conducting a fresh elections, but with sensational debut made by AAP, the BJP will not prefer, going for a fresh poll, as AAP's votes may increase even more. And there is no guarantee that BJP will get more seats in the fresh election.