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Delhi L-G calls for President's rule

A day after Arvind Kejriwal resigned as the Chief Minister of Delhi, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has recommended President's Rule in the national capital. The Lt Governor has also recommended that the Delhi Assembly be put under suspended animation.

His recommendation comes after the BJP, the single largest party in the Assembly elections in Delhi, refused to stake a claim to form a government in Delhi. According to sources, Jung sought the Law Ministry's opinion before recommending President's Rule.

Meanwhile, after the resignations of the Delhi Chief Minister and the Cabinet were accepted, the Aam Admi Party, on Saturday announced its nationwide anti-corruption campaign called the 'Jhadhoo Yatra'. Their election campaign will formally begin on 23 February with AAP members spreading out to more than 300 constituencies.

The Delhi government, led by Arvind Kejriwal resigned on Friday within 49 days of being in power. The tenure of the AAP government was filled with high drama, protests, controversies. While they delivered on some parts of the their party manifesto, they were criticised for their style of governance on several counts.

Kejriwal on Friday resigned just a few hours after facing a major embarrassment in the Assembly when Speaker MS Dhir was forced to call for vote on the introduction of the Jan Lokpal Bill despite the L-G's refusal.

Later in the day, while addressing his supporters, Kejriwal accused the Congress and the BJP of joining hands and putting roadblocks in AAP's fight against corruption.

Stepping down as Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal emerged as the champion of an anti-corruption law that could not be implemented because of the BJP and the Congress. Kejriwal has now chosen to stay out of power and use it as a launchpad to national politics ahead of the 2014 elections. "Now we will take our fight from the Assembly to Parliament," Kejriwal said on Friday in the Delhi Assembly.


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