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`Aam aadmi` says AAP should form govt, party to decide next move

By Himanshu Kapoor | Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 11:12

Zee Media Bureau/Himanshu Kapoor

New Delhi: Delhi’s wait for a government is likely to be over soon as Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday said they have received positive responses from Delhiites on whether the party should form the government in the national capital. In the public meetings held in various, AAP has got a very positive and explicit response from the people of Delhi and “If things go on the same way, AAP will definitely form the government," party leader Manish Sisodia said.

As AAP seems well on course to form the government, on Sunday too the newly formed party, which bagged 28 seats in the Delhi Assembly elections trailing the BJP which has decided to sit in the opposition, will hold more meetings for feedback from the people and is likely to decide on government formation on Sunday. Over six lakh people responded through social media and text messages saying that the party should form the government and fulfil its poll promises.

With auditing of power companies and legislating the Jan Lokpal bill to be the top priorities for AAP, the party chief Arvind Kejriwal dismissed Congress and BJP’s view that running a government is not an easy task and sounded confident saying that his party can run a government and do a better job than the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress if it assumed office, adding that the political parties should stop challenging AAP.

On the penultimate day of the ongoing referendum, Kejriwal said "We have received both point of views, where some people feel that we should have nothing to do with politics and should stay away from it and there are others who feel that we should form government. We will completely go by public opinion,"

Kejriwal also dismissed the criticism about the party manifesto and said that it is practical and implementable. “Congress has not been able to fulfill its 1998 manifesto so why are they are challenging us? It is our priority and we will achieve it," he said.

Sources said that the AAP has also begun deliberations over the key portfolios that to be divided among the elected MLAs.
The Congress, left with just eight seats after its crushing defeat in the polls, has offered outside support to the AAP. But AAP has yet to decide on whether to accept the outside support of eight Congress MLAs that will take its numbers to the halfway mark of 36 in the 70-member Delhi assembly.
AAP had promised to reduce electricity tariff by 50 per cent and supply of at least 700 litres of clean water to each household and also had said that the party will regularise unauthorized colonies within a year if voted to power.

First Published: Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 05:54

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