Suvarna Garge

Fifth Legislative Assembly of Delhi

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Type  Unicameral
Chief Minister  Arvind Kejriwal, AAP
Seats  70
Term limits  Dec 2013 - Feb 2014
Leader of the Opposition  Dr. Harsh Vardhan, BJP
Fifth Legislative Assembly of Delhi
Speaker of the Assembly  Maninder Singh Dhir, AAP

The Fifth Legislative Assembly of Delhi was constituted on 28 December 2013 after the Delhi Legislative Assembly elections on 4 December 2013.

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Election and Government formation

Total six national parties, eleven state parties, sixty registered (unrecognised) parties and other independent candidates contested for 70 assembly seats. With 31 seats, BJP emerged as the single largest party but fell short of the half way mark. BJP was closely followed by AAP. In absence of clear majority, Legislative Assembly of Delhi was hung. Being the single largest party, BJP approached the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung and refused to form a government. Thereafter, Indian National Congress offered "unconditional" support to the AAP. AAP initially rejected INC's support but later accepted it and formed the government with Arvind Kejriwal as the Chief Minister.

List of members

Default sort, in ascending order of constituency.

Resignation and dissolution

On 14th Feb 2014, Arvind Kejriwal, after 49 days as Chief Minister resigned alleging that INC and BJP obstructed the Jan Lokpal Bill. Both, the INC and BJP refuted the allegations made by Kejriwal. The outgoing Chief Minister, vide a letter to President of India Pranab Mukherjee and Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung recommended immediate dissolution of the State Assembly and to conduct elections immediately.

The Legislative Assembly of Delhi was finally dissolved on 04 Nov 2014 and subsequently elections were announced by Election Commission of India.

References

Fifth Legislative Assembly of Delhi Wikipedia


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