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Who will rule Delhi, both parties AAP and BJP ready to sit in opposition

By on December 8, 2013

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Delhi is heading towards hung assembly as no party has got clear majority to form government.

Though BJP emerged as the single largest party with 32 seats, the party is still short of four seats. The debutant Aam Aadmi Party with 28 seats is set to sit in opposition rather than form alliance with Congress. The other contenders Independent, and JD(U) got one seat each.

In a press conference of AAP, Arvind Kejriwal said “The Aam Aadmi Party win is historic as the election was contested on the basis of honesty and truth. This is not a victory of Aam Admi Party, it is a victory of the people. Many VIPs who were ruling Delhi for more than 40 years were defeated by Aam Aadmi. The AAP fought the Delhi elections with a budget of Rs.20 crore, and when we achieved the targeted amount we stopped accepting donations. The complete transparency was maintained while accepting donations. The moment we reached the donation amount, we put an end to the collection. This has never happened anywhere in the world. I thank Harsh Vardhan and the party for winning maximum number of seats. I would congratulate the people of Delhi for initiating clean and honest politics, which would not be limited to Delhi but spread across the country”

At last Kejriwal said the AAP would play the role of “a constructive opposition. We will never accept support from anyone”.

Harsh Vardhan said the party will not resort to any horse-trading to form a government in New Delhi. He further said BJP didn’t get clear majority and so it’s better to sit in opposition.

Former BJP President Nitin Gadkari said, “We will form government if we get support in natural process. Otherwise we would like to sit in Opposition.

Vijay Goel said “We will not resort to any unfair means to get support of the required number of MLAs. The people of Delhi have given the verdict and we respect it. We will prefer to sit in opposition rather than forming a government through horse trading.”

There are several options to proceed in hung assembly. BJP can claim majority with the possible defectors from Congress or, Delhi would be brought under central government rule for six months.
The Independent candidate from Mundka constituency Rambir Shokeen is ready to extend support to BJP which will take its tally to 33. It will be very difficult for BJP to reach the magic figure of 36, and BJP’s top leaders are conscious of reality.

The Delhi assembly is already dissolved and Governor Najeeb Jung forwarded the resignation of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit to President Pranab Mukherjee. It is almost certain that Delhi is set for a hung assembly, and Mr. Jung could become the executive head of the Delhi government for six months.

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