New Delhi, Dec 23: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that the party has decided to form the government in Delhi with Congress’ support.
“We have got overwhelming participation of people during the public meetings. About 80 percent of them have favoured that party should form the government,” Kejriwal told media here.
AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that out of 280 jan sabhas conducted by the party, in 257 sabhas, people wanted the party to form the government in Delhi.
Kejriwal will meet Lt Governor Najeeb Jung at 12.30 pm today to apprise him of the party’s decision on forming government in Delhi.
In a public meeting on Sunday, Kejriwal, whose one-year-old party had its roots in the anti-corruption movement, rebuffed allegations that his party was hesitant to form government.
“We will deliver whatever we assured in our manifesto. It (the manifesto) was prepared after wide consultations and a lot of thought went into it,” he said.
“This is happening for the first time in this country that people are being asked about their opinions about the formation of government. Earlier, the public was asked to go home as soon as the voting was done. Afterwards the leader would make deals inside their offices. But this time, we have indulged the public and have asked about their opinions,” he added.
Earlier, Sisodia said that his party will not form the government to praise the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) or the Congress and added that they will work find solutions to all issues including corruption.
“The trends are still coming but largely the people are in favor that the AAP should form a government in Delhi. But there are still some meetings, which will be held today,” said Sisodia.
Sisodia further asserted that if the same trend were followed, then the AAP would not shy away from its responsibility to form the government.
“We will find solutions to the issues, which we have raised in our manifesto. We did not ask for the support of the BJP and the Congress. We were ready to sit in Opposition. But it was them, who offered their support to us. They wrote a letter of support to the Lieutenant Governor. This does not mean that we will start praising them,” Sisodia said.
“We will form Government for issues, not for praising BJP or Congress. We will form the government to work for the people and, to stop corruption,” he added.(ANI)