Post-poll Delhi: Delhi Lt Governor invites AAP to form govt

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Delhi still struggling to form govt
New Delhi, Dec 12: With the deadlock continuing over Delhi's government, the AAP on Wednesday said that it will not join forces with BJP or Congress. The party held a victory rally at Jantar Mantar here to thank all the volunteers who had worked for the party during the elections.

8.48 pm: Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung invites AAP to form the government.

8.00 pm: Harshvardhan wants to sit in opposition

BJP's CM candidate Dr. Harsh Vardhan today said that any party that wants to form a government in Delhi and prove its majority is welcome. "It is better for us to sit in the Opposition and serve the people of Delhi," he said.

"We do not have alternatives and we want to apologise to the people of Delhi for not forming government," he added.

5.07 pm: BJP rejects offer to form government

BJP today rejected the offer to form a government saying that it did not have the numbers to do so. The party instead favoured that fresh polls in the capital. 

This comes even after the BJP's CM candidate Harshvardhan made it very clear that the BJP will not support the AAP at any cost. Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel tweeted and said that the AAP and the Congress were hand in glove with each other.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>It has been proven once again that Congress & AAP are hand in glove as Congress has indicated to support an AAP government in Delhi.</p>— Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) <a href="">December 12, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script>

13.57 pm: AAP ready to leave everything to support Anna

AAP member Kumar Vishwas and other AAP members reached Ralegan Siddhi and met Anna Hazare as his fast entered day 3. Vishwas while addressing the crowd here said that the AAP will continue to support Anna Hazare in his fight for the Jan Lokpal Bill.

"If Annaji says we will leave everything and come and support him," he said. He went on to say that Anna Hazare was like Chanakya to them. Vishwas said that Anna had taken the fasting route to fight for the Jan Lokpal Bill, whereas the AAP had taken the political route.

Vishwas also added that there was no rift between Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal and said that Anna had congratulated them for their debut in the Delhi assembly elections,

12.22 pm: Beni Prasad Verma calles Vishwas a 'joker'

Speaking about AAP's challenge to Rahul Gandhi, Congress' Beni Prasad Verma called Kumar Vishwas a 'joker.' AAP had on Wednesday said that it will contest the Lok Sabha elections in 2014 and AAP member Kumar Vishwas will be contesting against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

11.30 am: Congress downplays Kumar Vishwas threat

While AAP has said that it will pit Kumar Vishwas against Rahul Gandhi in the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress today downplayed their challenge.

Meanwhile Vishwas said that if he is given a ticket to contest the Lok Sabha elections, he will end the Congress dynasty. "If am given a ticket, I will end the dynasty rule," he said.

10.50 am: Kejriwal unwell, won't meet Anna Hazare

Meanwhile AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, who was supposed to meet Anna Hazare today said that since he was not keeping well, he won't be meeting him. Instead AAP member Kumar Vishwas along with other AAP members will be visiting Hazare today in Ralegan Siddhi.

Hazare's indefinite fast entered the third day today.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>But Kumar Vishwas gopal rai n sanjay singh hv gone to Ralegan. Will talk to Anna on ph when they rch there</p>— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) <a href="">December 12, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script>

9.00 am: Harshvardhan called by Lt Governor

BJP's chief ministerial candidate Harshvardhan, who won the Delhi assembly elections from the Krishna Nagar constituency, was called by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today. Harshvardhan is likely to meet him over the on-going issue of Delhi government.

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