Post-poll Delhi: Congress doesn't want re-election in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 14: With no concrete decision being taken over the formation of government in Delhi, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung will speak to parties and seek their opinion over government in Delhi. In case no party is willing to form a government, Jung is likely to impose Presidents rule.

9.30 pm: Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed said that his party is against re-election in Delhi, saying that it will put pressure on the exchequer.

7.05 pm: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung sends report to President Pranab Mukherjee on the continuing deadlock in the state.

5.00 pm: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addresses press conference, speaks on Lokpal Bill [Read here]

4.05 pm: Congress responds to AAP's letter

Congress leaders today after a meeting slammed the AAP saying that the AAP lacks responsibility. "This is an attempt to escape from responsibility by the AAP," Congress MLA Arvinder Singh Lovely said. He said that the AAP should form a government in Delhi and that it must develop Delhi more than what Congress did.

Lovely went on to add that the letter written by Kejriwal was irrelevant. "The demands made by AAP are unreasonable," he said.

Congress also said that by writing a letter and questioning the party AAP was mocking at democracy. "Tomorrow they will say that they will write to the UN or the American government," Congress leader Haroon Yusuf said addressing the press conference here.

3.30 pm: Congress ministers meet Dikshit

After AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal wrote to the Congress seeking its stand on Lokpall Bill and the AAP manifesto, the party went into a huddle and met out- going CM Sheila Dikshit and Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed. Ahmed had earlier said that the Congress would review the letter and reply to it soon.

2. 30 pm Vishwas hits out at BJP

Meanwhile AAP member Kumar Vishwas hit out at the BJP saying that the party was indulging in petty politics. Speaking about formation of government in Delhi and issues put forth by the AAP leader, Vishwas said that the party was against bringing FDI in Delhi.

He also said that if AAP form the government, it will be a first where the government will be formed on principals and issues.

1.12 pm: Congress to reply to AAP's letter in 1-2 days

Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad today said that the party would consider AAP's letter. "We will consider the points in the letter and will reply in a day or two. The letter has been directed to me," he said.

1.00 pm: Lt Guv to submit report to President

Lt Governor Najeeb Jung will submit a report to the President on the formation of government in Delhi.

12.23 pm: Shinde says Cong to support 'unconditional support' to AAP

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today maintained Congress' stand tp provide the AAP 'unconditional support.' "We well continue to maintain our stand and say that we will offer unconditional support to the Aam Aadmi Party," he said.

11.09 am: BJP, Congress hits back at AAP

Minutes after AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said that he had written a letter to BJP and Congress respectively, BJP slammed Arvind Kejriwal and AAP saying that their reply shows arrogance.BJP's Balbir Punj said that so much arrogance does not work in public life. "He thinks he is country's 'Bhagyavidhaata,' he said.

Meanwhile Congress said that the allegations made by the AAP against Congress were all baseless.

10.50 am: AAP seeks ten days time from Lt Governor

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today to discuss the issues relating to the formation of government in Delhi.

Post his meeting with Jung,  Kejriwal sought ten days' time from the governor over the formation of government. Speaking to reporters here he said that the party was surprised to see Congress' letter offering them 'unconditional support. "Both the BJP and the Congress are racing against each other to support us," he said.

He said that AAP had written to the BJP [Read Here] and the Congress [Read here] seeking their opinions on many important issues in Delhi.

"I have written to Rajnath Singh and Sonia Gandhi wanting to know their stand on Lokpal Bill and AAP manifesto." he said. Kejriwal in his letter seeks response on 18 key issues in Delhi and has sought their replies in 24 hours.

Speaking about the formation of government he said that 'if the people in Delhi wanted them to form a government, AAP will for a government.'

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