AAP likely to form government with Congress's support: Report

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New Delhi, Dec 20: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which decided to seek public opinion on whether to form a government in Delhi with the support of the Congress, which it has been strongly opposing on grounds of corruption, is likely to form government next week, said an Economic Times report.

AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal, who is also the party's chief ministerial candidate, said the people wanted them to deliver and that providing an effective governance is not a rocket science. He admitted during a recent interview that the party was divided over the question of forming the government in Delhi.

Kejriwal said providing an effective governance is not rocket science

The AAP has been at the receiving end from various quarters for not forming the government through an alliance with either the BJP or the Congress. A deadlock occurred after none of the three parties succeeded to get majority in the December 4 polls and the President's Rule looked imminent.

The AAP provided a phone number to the people of Delhi to express their opinion on whether the AAP should go with the Congress, which has eight MLAs. Kejriwal said more than 75 per cent of the people in the capital wanted his party to form a government, even if a minority one backed by the Congress, to give an effective governance.

The AAP has 28 MLAs while the magic figure is 36 in the 70-member house. The Congress offered unconditional support to the AAP to form the government.

Kejriwal, however, said the final call on the issue will be taken through the weekend after the party holds its ward meetings.

According to the ET report, some senior AAP members are worried that forming the government could leave them under-prepared for the national elections due in some months although Kejriwal believed that it would be a challenge that could produce a few surprises for the newly formed party in the big election.

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