Congress considering providing support to AAP: Rahul Gandhi

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New Delhi, Dec 13: After a disastrous performance in Delhi assembly elections, the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday that his party is considering to offer support to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

When asked if Congress will back AAP to form government in Delhi, Rahul told mediapersons that "It is under consideration."

Earlier, Gandhi held a meeting with the newly elected eight party MLAs of Delhi during which AICC general secretary Shakeel Ahmed and AICC Secretary Kuljit Singh Nagra were also present.

The Congress Vice President asked the MLAs the reasons for their victory and the reasons for the defeat of the party.

Rahul will be meeting the defeated candidates in batches after December 22.

Gandhi will be meeting the defeated candidates in batches after December 22 to understand reasons behind the debacle which saw the party's tally coming down from 43 to mere eight. He has also sought a report from all candidates.

On Thursday evening, BJP Delhi's CM candidate Dr Harshvardhan refused to form the government after holding a meeting with Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung.

After BJP's reluctance to form the government, Lt Governer has invited the AAP leaders, in an attempt to break the impasse.

If none of the party agrees to form the government, then Delhi may head for another round of re-elections. Both AAP and the BJP have given their nod to go for re-polling.

Delhi's assembly election results showed that no party got the clear majority to form the governmenrt with the BJP emerging as the largest party securing 32 seats, Arvind Kejriwal-lel debutant AAP getting 28 seats and the three-time Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit could bag only eight seats.

OneIndia News

(With PTI inputs)

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