Kejriwal in a series of tweets said that the Delhi L-G would call BJP to form the government and the BJP will happily accept it.
Sources-Despite public outcry, LG likely 2 invite BJP 2 form govt 2day. BJP will accept it.....— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 17, 2014
To form the government in Delhi which has 70 members in the Assembly, the magic figure needed is 36, however in the present scenario it is 34. Presently BJP has 29 candidates along with its ally the Akali Dal in the Delhi Assembly. With support from Shokeen and Iqbal, the BJP will have the support of 31 MLAs and will be just three short of the magic figure.
But from where the support of these three MLAs would come is the biggest question everyone including AAP is asking.
BJP's Delhi president Satish Upadhyay refrained from giving any specific answer. He said, "Till now we did not get any call from the LG. If at all he calls us, then we will think about it, as of now their is nothing to say."
Upadhyay also denied the horse-trading allegations made by the AAP while terming them baseless "The reports that Congress MLAs are defecting are false and baseless. Kejriwal has the habit to lie, so he can say anything."
The Congress party has also said that their MLAs are with the party and not going anywhere.
"The report is wrong, and our party is intact. These are just rumours and there is no substance to this claim," said Rashid Alvi, Sr. Congress leader.
We asked Aam Aadmi Party, if the L-G calls BJP to form the government and if BJP accepts the offer and succeeds in getting the required number, what would be the party next action plan. Replying to this question AAP's spokesperson Deepak Bajpai said that if the procedure laid down by the Constitution was not followed then the party protest against it.
"The question is hypothetical, we have been saying that there is a procedure. A letter has to come from the legislature to form the government. You can't blindly go and form the government. The piece of paper should be given in advance by the LG. If that doesn't happen, and if some hanky-panky happens, then we will definitely protest against it," said Bajpai.
Delhi has been under President's Rule since February 17, after Arvind Kejriwal's resignation from office under dramatic circumstances. After that there were discussions about re-elections in the state, and the BJP was backing that idea. But now with the favourable scenario all around, the BJP has again eyeing to form the next government in Delhi as the Assembly has not been dissolved so far.