Delhi: AAP spurns Cong offer of support to form govt

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AAP spurns Congress' offer
New Delhi, Dec 14 : Aam Admi Party, the second largest group in Delhi assembly with 28 seats, on Friday night spurned Congress' offer of unconditional support to form a government as the city state stared at the prospect of President's Rule.

Congress sent a letter to Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung offering unconditional support to AAP to form the government stating the party would not like to put the burden on people of fresh election in the city state. Congress' offer of support came ahead of Jung's meeting with AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday at 10:30 am to discuss government formation.

Soon after Congress' offer of support, top AAP leaders met in Ghaziabad late on Friday night and decided to spurn the offer.

"We are sticking to our decision (not to form the government", Manish Sisodia, a member of AAP Political Affairs Committee and a newly-elected MLA, said after the meeting of the top leaders of the party.

Another AAP leader Sanjay Singh said the party has decided not to give or take support from either Congress or BJP. AAP's refusal to form government came a day after BJP also declined to do the same citing lack of majority in the assembly.

AAP emerged as the second largest party with 28 seats in the 70-member Delhi assembly, just behind BJP which finished on top with 31 seats on its own (plus one seat of its ally Akali Dal) but fell short of majority mark of 36.

PTI

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