Despite a victory, the BJP has ended its campaign in Delhi with 31 seats, short of forming the government in the state and with the Aam Aadmi Party refusing to have any alliance with them, the national capital may be looking at President's rule.
As per procedure, Delhi's Lieutenant Governor would have to invite the BJP and Harsh Vardhan to form the government in the state, reported CNN-IBN.
The BJP will be getting one seat from ally Shiromani Akali Dal and can look at wooing the one elected candidate from the Janata Dal (United). Then there's the independent candidate Rambir Shokeen from Mundka who has already declared that he will not ally with the BJP unless Narendra Modi talks to him and he is given the post of Deputy Chief Minister.
Arvind Kejriwal reiterated yesterday that the AAP would not ally with the BJP and said he expected the Congress and BJP to come together to form the next government.
"Lets see what happens. Have some faith in the shamelessness of these parties. See how they indulge in dirty politics. I would encourage BJP and Congress to join hands because their ideology is the same," he told CNN-IBN.
"It is the ideology of corruption, communalism , caste and religious politics - let them form the government together," Kejriwal said.
The Congress has 8 elected candidates who could support the BJP from outside the government and would be adequate. However, it would mean that both parties would lose face and the AAP would only benefit further from it.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar has already forecast that the national capital could see President's rule for the next six months. He just might be proven right.
First Published On : Dec 9, 2013 08:43 IST