Post-poll Delhi: Congress mum on Dikshit's accusation

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Delhi: BJP parliamentary meet begins
New Delhi, Dec 10: Political pandemonium in New Delhi continues as both the parties Aam Aadmi party and Bharatiya Janata Party insist that they want to sit in opposition. Follow here live updates on Delhi deadlock. 

8:45 pm: Although Congress' Delhi unit chief JP Agarwal said that the party would analyse the reason for his defeat, he refused to utter a word on Sheila Dikshit's accusation of him not backing her in the polls.

"Dikshit is a senior and respected leader of the party," Agarwal sid when asked about Dikshit's comment on Monday.

Giving reasons for the defeat, she had also said that the party was not active and that there was absence of coordination between it and the government in Delhi.

"The party was not active enough," she had said elaborating that though her government had prepared a lot of documentation about the work done by it, the party merely told the people "bahut kaam hua (lot of work has been done)".

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5.45 pm: Ready to support the AAP without any condition, said the Congress, a tweet from ABP News said.

4.15 pm: The Election Commission on Tuesday notified results of the Assembly polls in Delhi, paving way for start of the formal process of government formation by the Lt Governor. As the election has thrown up a hung verdict, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung is now expected to formally explore all options to put in place a government and is likely to call the BJP, which along with its ally Akali Dal's one seat, has support of 32 MLAs in the 70-member House. If BJP declines such an offer, then Jung may ask AAP if was willing to explore the possibility of government formation, election experts said. (PTI)

2.45 pm: According to a Times Now report, the BJP has told its newly elected MLAs in Delhi to get ready for re-election. No party has the numbers to form a govt in Delhi. "We don't have enough numbers to form a stable government and we are ready to fight the election once again, if such a situation arises," BJP's chief ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan told reporters, following a meeting of the new MLAs, said a PTI report.

12:50: Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that what Prashant Bhushan said yesterday was his personal opinion and AAP won't form an alliance with BJP. Bhushan had told the media on Monday that AAP may offer 'issue based support to BJP'.  "Why doesn't the BJP join hands with Congress and form a government, both are corrupt parties", Kejriwal said.

Prashant Bhushan, amid controversy, backtracked on his statement. Hesaid the AAP will neither take support nor extend support to either the Congress or the BJP."People have supported us so that we can create and maintain an alternative government in the country, and in Delhi. Hence we cannot support parties like BJP and Congress, because AAP was created as an alternative to these two parties," Bhushan said.

10:17: BJP MLA Harsh Vardhan says "We believe in maintaining transparency in government". On Monday Arun Jaitley had said that BJP should have projected Harsh Vardhan as chief ministerial candidate ahead of elections.

Harsh vardhan added that BJP is committed to end corruption.

9:40: On Tuesday morning, BJP parliamentary board meeting began at parliament annexe.

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