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Deadlock in Delhi as AAP rejects support from major parties

Saturday, 14 December 2013 - 8:07am IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: DNA

The political deadlock in Delhi is set to continue despite the Congress writing to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung offering unconditional support to the AAP to form government as the debutant party has rejected any tie-up with the Congress or the BJP.

“The party is firm on the decision of not giving or taking support from any party to form government. Arvind Kejriwal will meet the L-G at 10.30 am on Saturday,” said a source in the party. The L-G has invited Kejriwal to form government.

Earlier, the BJP also declined to form government as it does not have sufficient numbers.
However, the party is now mulling over the possibility of an alliance with AAP as Vijay Goel told dna that his party is open to playing any constructive role in forming government.  “The BJP believes in providing constructive support to any initiative which serves the interests of Delhi. For us the interests of Delhi residents are above everything. We have been serving the people of Delhi and we would continue to do so,” Goel said.

The Congress letter to the L-G offering unconditional support for AAP to form government was jointly written by its leaders Jai Parkash Aggarwal and Shakeel Ahmad.

The AAP, which won 28 seats in the state assembly elections, has said that it won’t seek support from other parties. AAP leaders after a meeting on Friday completely denied any possibility of alliance with Congress or BJP putting aside the speculations of possible alliance with congress.

Rahul Gandhi on Thursday had given a hint that AAP-Congress alliance might form a government in Delhi to avoid President’s rule in the capital. But AAP leader rejected all such possibilities.


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