4.45 pm: AAP is a political movement: Kejriwal
Fresh from tasting success, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal in an interview to CNN-IBN today said that it was the common man, who defeated Sheila Dikshit in the Delhi assembly elections. "I did not defeat Sheila Dikshit in the New Delhi constituency, the common man defeated her," he said.
Kejriwal said that the people of Delhi have an honest alternative in the AAP. "AAP is a political movement. It is not a one man show. People like Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan have worked hard," he said.
Kejriwal said that the Congress, BJP are two sides of the same coin. "Only the aam aadmi can save the country today. How long it will take that we cannot tell," he said. There is hatred against politics in the country, he said. "What happened yesterday was historic. We have to take things further from here," he said.
Speaking about the current political system in the country he said that 'we need to build the right kind of system in place.' "Why is the BJP shy to form a government in Delhi. It it does not have the majority, it should form the government with Congress. Anyway they indulge in corruption together," he said.
Kejriwal said that 'all those in the country, who want an honest government, must come together.' "Anna Hazare never wanted to join politics. Even if he continues to support our cause from outside and not within the party, it will be great," he said.
'I am scared of the rising expectations that people have from us. I am scared of making mistakes," he said.
4.15 pm: Congress calls for a meeting
Post the Delhi assembly election results, the Congress party called for a meeting today. The meeting was called by Congress president Sonia Gandhi to review the situation post the polls.
According to reports, senior leaders like Sushilkumar Shinde, AK Anthony and others will be at the meeting. Leaders of the party will sit down and review and are said to discuss the future course of action after their election debacle.
3.45 pm: Yeddyurappa admires Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal has found a fan in KJP leader BS Yeddyurappa. Yeddyurappa today said that he admired Kejriwal and was inspired by him. "I am inspired by Kejriwal. Even though Congress offered him support, he refused," he said.
2.51 pm: Dikshit says she didn't get any support from her party
Outgoing Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said that she didnt get any support from her party. "I didn't get any support from the party which I should have got. If the party wasn't working with me, I couldn't wait for them. I had to move forward," she said.
"I wish I knew what went wrong with the Delhi elections. What has happened has happened. It is the people's verdict," she said.
She also added that she would like to see Delhi heading towards a stable government but also said that Congress would not be a part of any alliance.
She even ruled out the possibility of supporting the AAP. Dikshit lost to Arvind Kejriwal from the New Delhi constituency elections in the Delhi polls. "AAP does not seek anybody's support nor will they support any party," she said.
2.45 pm: No need for President's rule: Shinde
Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today said that there was no need to impose President's rule in the capital. "There is no need for President's rule in Delhi," he said. Shinde also said that Lt Governor Najeeb Jung was studying the situation in Delhi.
2.30 pm: Nitish Kumar's JD(U) extends support to AAP
JD(U) today extended its support to the AAP. JD(U) leader KC Tyagi said: "We will give our unconditional support to Arvind Kejriwal as we want him to be the Chief Minister."
2.15 pm: Jaitley agrees BJP short of numbers
Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said that the BJP was indeed short of numbers to form a government in Delhi. "We don't have numbers to form the government in the capital. It is a lesson for the BJP in Delhi. Harshvardhan should have been projected earlier," he said.
Asking his opinion on the AAP he said that the AAP was best suited for agitation and not politics. "They are best suited for agitation and not politics. Since we don't have the numbers, it is upto the Congress to support the AAP now to form a government," he said.
2.00 pm Harshvardhan rules out alliance with AAP
BJP chief ministerial candidate Harshvardhan today said that the party, though short of three seats of forming the majority, will not poach any legislators from any other party to form a government. "We don't want to break any party to form the government," he said.
This comes to light a day after the results were announced and that the AAP had on December 7 alleged that BJP was trying to poach some AAP leaders.
12.50 pm Sharad Pawar calls AAP 'pseudo activists'
Speaking about the Delhi assembly election results, NCP President Sharad Pawar said that 'weak leadership had given rise to pseudo activists like the AAP.'
12. 30 pm: Kiran Bedi suggests BJP, AAP join hands
Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi today said that the AAP and the BJP must join hands to form a stable government in Delhi. Bedi suggested that the BJP, that was the largest party in the Delhi assembly elections, must join hands with the AAP to form a government. "The onus is on BJP, AAP to provide a good government in Delhi," she said.
"Both the BJP and the AAP have been voted in. It is the Congress that has been voted out. Since both the parties have been looking out at solving same problems like reducing power tariff, why can't they come together and serve the people," she told Times Now.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Effort to find common minimum prog must be attempted by elders of BJP+AAP to respect a split verdict!Or else option of re-election remains!</p>— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) <a href="https://twitter.com/thekiranbedi/statuses/409940577107836928">December 9, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
11.50 am: Anna Hazare hits out at Cong, PM
A day after the AAP registered a remarkable debut in the assembly elections, social activist Anna Hazare hit out at the UPA government and said that it had deceived people. "The PM only keeps writing letters to me promising to bring in the Lokpal Bill. The Bill has been sitting in the Rajya Sabha for over a year now," he said.
11 am: AAP rules out any alliance
AAP member Yogendra Yadav today said that the party had no intention of forming a government in Delhi or helping the BJP to form it. "We have got no majority so it is very surprising that the number one party, which is the BJP, is not ready to form the government and is telling us to do so," he said.
AAP member Manish Sisodia too said that supporting the BJP was not on their agenda. "Let there be re-elections if no government is formed," he said.
9.45 am: AAP's core committee meets
Core members of the AAP met at Arvind Kejriwal's house to discuss about what would be the next step for the party now that it had defeated Congress in the Delhi Assembly elections.
8 am: Kejriwal rules out support BJP
AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal today said that the AAP would never support any party to form the government. "I would suggest that the BJP and the Cong join hands because their ideology is the same," he said.