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Snap poll says 66% favour AAP to form govt in Delhi, BJP only 29%

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 08:40

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: A snap poll on Tuesday said most people in Delhi want the one-year-old Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which took birth following the anti-corruption campaign of Gandhian Anna Hazare, to form a government.

Of the 600 people polled, the ABP News-IPSOS Snap Poll showed that 66 percent favour AAP in power although it is only the second largest group in the Assembly. Only 29 percent felt the same way for the BJP.

At the same time, 64 percent people in Delhi "are open to another election as no party has got a complete majority".

The survey was conducted by ABP News-IPSOS Snap Tuesday in 25 of the 70 assembly constituencies.

Kejriwal earlier said that AAP`s near victory in Delhi -- the result on Sunday ended 15 years of Congress rule -- had given "a ray of hope" to the nation.

Kejriwal`s AAP, which has won 28 seats in Delhi, has not only decimated the Congress, but has also spoilt BJP’s chances to form the government in the national capital. The BJP, which bagged 32 seats, needs 3 more seats to register a majority.

The AAP is no mood to budge from their earlier stand of having any alliance with any of the parties. AAP leader Yogendra Yadav on Monday said even if Lt Governor Najeeb Jung invites the party to form the government it will decline such an offer citing lack of majority.

BJP Chief Ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan has said the party did not have the numbers and that it was ready to face elections.

"It is a sad situation for us and residents of Delhi, but due to present technicalities, government cannot be formed with a fractured mandate. We don`t have enough numbers to form a stable government and we are ready to fight the election once again, if such a situation arises," Vardhan told reporters after the meeting.

However, with the deadlock continuing in Delhi after a hung verdict, Congress yesterday indicated that it was mulling giving outside support to AAP.

"A number of senior leaders of Delhi are of the opinion that we should give unconditional support to AAP to form a government. They believe that we should extend outside support to it. But, we are talking to MLAs from the state. Their opinion is very important. Once we take their opinion, we will inform the party high command about it," AICC general secretary in-charge for Delhi, Shakeel Ahmed told reporters.

With IANS inputs

First Published: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 08:40
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