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We are not giving unconditional support to Aam Aadmi Party: Sheila Dikshit

Monday, 23 December 2013 - 2:00pm IST | Agency: ANI

Senior Congress leader and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit said it is a misconception of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) that the Congress is going give them unconditional support, and added that her party will only provide support from outside.

"We are not giving them unconditional support. We are only giving them support from outside. It is their misconception that they think our support is unconditional,' said Dikshit.

"We have supported them, so that they get a chance to fulfill their promises they have made to the people, and later on, they do not say they did not get a chance. We have supported them because if they fulfill the promises, it will benefit the people," she said.

She further said that the AAP could not go for a referendum for every decision it makes.

"First form a government, state the policies, and then go for a referendum. The opinion of the public was already clear from the elections," she said.

"When they had the support, they should have taken the responsibility. Are they going to go for a referendum for everything?" she asked.

"She said it was the duty of the AAP to fulfill their promises, and that there are no money making machines provided to run the government, and therefore, everything depends on the way the budget is planned," she said.

"As far as feasibility, economy and running the government is concerned, there is no money making machine for that. It depends on how you plan the budget and spend the money. Now, they have made promises, it is their duty to fulfill their promises," she added.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will formally announce its decision on forming the new government in Delhi later on Monday.

Meanwhile, AAP leaders are already meeting Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to apprise him of the party's decision to form the government in Delhi.

In a public meeting on Sunday, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, whose one-year-old party had its roots in the anti-corruption movement, said a final decision on government formation would be announced on Monday after analysing the results of the weeklong referendum through SMS, IVRS, and email and from the public meetings conducted over the weekend.

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