AAP says it can’t form govt in Delhi

December 14, 2013 - 5:44:42 am

New Delhi/Ghaziabad: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said yesterday that it lacks the numbers to form a government in Delhi and this decision will be conveyed to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today.

“Today (Friday), we discussed all possibilities. But, we have decided that we will not take or give support of anyone to form the government. We are ready for the re-election,” party leader Yogendra Yadav told the media after AAP’s political affairs committee meeting at party convener Arvind Kejriwal’s house.

Earlier, Yadav said the AAP does not have majority support nor has it finished first. He also said AAP founder leader Arvind Kejriwal would meet Jung today in response to a formal invitation from the lt. governor regarding government formation in Delhi.

The party’s newly elected legislator Manish Sisodia said Kejriwal would meet Jung around 10.30 am today. Yesterday, the Bharatiya Janata Party, which finished at the head of a fractured Delhi assembly with 31 seats, said it cannot form a government. The AAP came second with 28 seats.

Congress offers support

Meanwhile the Congress told Lt Governor Najeeb Jung that it was ready to “unconditionally” support an AAP government to end a political logjam in Delhi.

A Congress source said that all eight legislators of the party were ready to back the AAP, which has been invited by Jung to explore the possibility of forming a government.

The letter to Jung read: “Indian National Congress is willing to offer unconditional outside support to AAP if they are ready to form the government.”

“We have come to know through media that after the refusal of BJP to form government in absence of adequate number, you have invited Arvind Kejriwal of AAP to form government,” it added.

The letter was signed by party general secretary Shakeel Ahmed and Delhi Congress chief J P Agarwal.


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