Congress mulling support to Aam Aadmi Party: Rahul Gandhi

By Deepak Nagpal | Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 09:12

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has said that the party is not averse to supporting Aam Aadmi Party for government formation in Delhi, where recent elections have returned a hung Assembly.

With the Bharatiya Janata Party telling Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung that it will not stake claim to power as it does not have the required numbers to form the government, all eyes are now on AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal as to what his plans are.

The L-G has invited Kejriwal for discussions on government formation. That meeting is likely to take place tomorrow morning.

Rahul Thursday told reporters that the Congress is mulling the option of lending support to AAP t form government in Delhi.

"It is under consideration," the Congress leader said.

The AAP is, however, not likely to accept the offer.

Kejriwal has categorically said that they are ready to sit in the opposition and will not lend or accept support from either the BJP or the Congress.

Assembly elections in Delhi threw up a fractured mandate – BJP won 31 seats in the 70-member House and emerged as the single largest party. AAP, meanwhile, got 28 seats followed by Congress`s eight.

With no party having the majority and ready to stake claim, Delhi appears to be heading for President`s Rule and subsequent re-election.

First Published: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 09:12

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