President's Rule in Delhi till February 2015
MHA defers decision on holding fresh polls
The Ministry of Home Affairs has deferred the decision on holding fresh elections in Delhi for now, as per reports on Monday.
Reports have also indicated that the Central government may decide to continue with President's Rule in the national capital till February next year if no party stakes claim to form the government before that.
Further, it is also being said that the Attorney-General may submit the decision by the government in the Supreme Court on September 9.
The SC had on August 05 asked the NDA government to clear its stand on Delhi Assembly. The Constitutional Bench of the apex court, headed by Justice HL Dattu, had asked the government to take decision on dissolving Delhi Assembly within a reasonable time.
It had also asked the question as to how long the MLAs elected by the public would sit idle at home.
SC's reaction came while hearing a petition filed by Aam Aadmi Party's convenor Arvind Kejriwal to dissolve the Delhi Assembly so that fresh elections could be held. more
Our only hope under the circumstances seems to be from our top judiciary. Even that is under threat of losing some of its power to the legislature. There is a need for all right minded intelligentsia, to play a more active role in educating the masses of dangers of this shift. We as the people have already tasted success in fighting the cause of corruption, which resulted in rout of dispensation perceived to be corrupt. Now we need to add to that cause, another factor in our fight, ' fight against communalisation of the nation'. more