Is Delhi's 'political crisis' same as that of German elections 2013?

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After much pondering, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) founder Arvind Kejriwal has decided to form the government after seeking a referendum from Delhi's janata.

AAP + Congress= Delhi government?

As 75 per cent of Delhiites want AAP to form government with Congress party's support, Kejriwal is likely to form the government by next week.

If AAP and Congress together form the government in Delhi, then, will Delhi's politics take the same turn as it happened in recently held federal elections in Germany on September 22, 2013.

When Delhi assembly elections results were declared on December 8, then none of the three parties- Congress, BJP and AAP could get the majority.

A deadlock occurred after none of the three parties succeeded to get majority in the December 4 polls and the President's Rule looked imminent.

The BJP that got 32 seats in the 70-assembly seats Delhi refused to form the government and decided to sit in opposition. And Congress, that was badly defeated after 15-year-old rule offered "unconditional" support to the AAP to form the government.

According to the ET report, Kejriwal be the chief minister of Delhi, if he forms the government in the national capital. It is difficult to predict that how long that government would remain in power, but one thing is sure that it's governance will be based on 'terms and conditions'.

Arvind Kejriwal said the "people wanted them to deliver and that providing an effective governance will not be a rocket science".

At the same time, he also admitted that the "party was divided over the question of forming the government in Delhi".

Dance of Democracy

In democracy, many times, the situation arises when no party gets the clear majority and in such a scenario, the only viable option is to hold re-elections otherwise "unstability" persists in the administration.

In that case, it is expected from the political parties to set aside their 'ideological differences' and keep in mind the national interest and serve the people of the country in the best possible ways.

What happened during German federal elections 2013?

For instance, in Germany, it seemed that holding re-elections was the last resort to form the government, as no party got the clear mandate.

Political parties should keep national interest above any thing to serve people.

On October 4, Angela Merkel said, "Europe is watching us, the world is watching us. We have the common responsibility to build a stable government."

Merkel's conservatives had secured a stunning hat-trick win in the September 22 elections but failed to grab an outright majority, forcing her to enter into lengthy coalition talks with the rival Social Democrats (SPD).

Then, the SPD lawmakers voted to back the coalition after painstaking negotiations.

On December 17, Angela Merkel was overwhelmingly re-elected as German chancellor for a rare third term after she struck a hard-fought deal with her centre-left rivals to end months of political limbo in Europe's biggest economy. Now, her coalition government will lead the country for the next four years.

What will be Delhi's political future?

Now, whether Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will form the government or not will be clear by Sunday evening because Delhi public is sending its opinion on a very fast pace.

Till now, 75 % of people have given a thumbs up to Kejriwal to form the government.

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