No question of supporting any party to form govt in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 16:11

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday ruled out any alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said that his team mate Prashant Bhushan’s statement was his personal view.

Speaking a day after senior colleague Prashant Bhushan suggested giving issue-based support to the BJP, Kejriwal said: "Neither we will take support nor give support (to form a government). There is no question."

"It (was) his personal opinion," Kejriwal said. "(What I am saying) is the party`s opinion."

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Kejriwal’s clarification comes a day after Bhushan had hinted at aligning with the BJP. Bhushan was quoted by reports as saying, "If the BJP agrees to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill by December 29 and set up jan sabhas and other things in Delhi as promised by the Aam Aadmi Party.....and is willing to give this to us in writing, then we may consider supporting the party."

Commenting on the low possibility of government formation in Delhi, the AAP chief said that the BJP and Congress should come together and form the government as both parties have same ideology and are involved in corruption.

Reacting to the molestation case filed against AAP’s newly-elected MLA Dharmendra Koli, Kejriwal said that the accusations are wrong.

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Commenting on V Narayanasamy’s statement that the government will pass the Lokpal Bill during the current session of Parliament, the activist-turned politician said the matter is what kind of ombudsman bill the Centre intends to bring.

The remarks came even as anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare today started another indefinite fast at Ralegan Siddhi to press for Jan Lokpal Bill saying that this time it will be a do or die fight.

"I am appealing to all people, all sections of society, all right thinking and honest people to come forward and use this historic occasion and result to make a difference, to bring in a good administrative system, promote good governance," said Kejriwal.

Bhushan’s U-turn

Bhushan, however, followed up on his remarks quickly by saying this was his `personal` view that was yet to be vetted by his party.

But, few hours later Bhushan today said there was no question of any alliance with any party.

The hung verdict in Delhi Assembly polls has raised intriguing questions about government formation in the national capital.

With 31 seats, BJP has emerged as the single largest party but is still short of the majority mark of 36 in the 70-member Assembly. The second largest party is the fledgling AAP with 28 followed by Congress with 8 seats. One seat each has gone to an Independent, JD(U) and Akali Dal, which is an ally of BJP.



First Published: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 12:48

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