Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: While it is no secret that BJP and Congress are united in their wish to see Aam Aadmi Party form the next government in Delhi, a report on Thursday claimed that leaders of both the parties are busy exhorting their supporters and people of Delhi at large to express their opinion in favour of an Arvind Kejriwal-led government.
A Hindi daily reported that BJP and Congress workers are asking people to participate in the opinion poll being conducted by AAP to know views of citizens of Delhi on the proposal to form a government with outside support from the Congress.
The AAP said the exercise to elicit people`s views would continue till Sunday evening and the result would be declared on Monday morning (Dec 23).
The BJP and Congress members are asking people to vote in support of an AAP government. The calculation being that AAP will not be able to deliver on the tall promises it has made to the people of Delhi and hence will lose credibility as an alternative to the longstanding bipolar polity in the city-state, the report said.
Of the over six lakh people who have taken part in the poll till today, an overwhelming majority has backed the idea of AAP forming the next government in Delhi, the report added.
Also, most of the newly-elected MLAs of the party are said to be in favour of tasting power. However, influential members of the AAP top brass, including Kejriwal, have remained non-committal.
Those in favour of the move believe that Arvind Kejriwal as Chief Minister of Delhi will be able to more effectively campaign for the party in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
However, others are wary of forming a government that will be at the mercy of Congress, hence not worth taking the risk.