Updated: Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:45:00 GMT | By PTI

Congress, BJP offer support to AAP to form govt in Delhi

Delhi BJP president Vijay Goel says if AAP was really serious about fulfilling the promises made to people, then it should go ahead and form a government


Congress, BJP offer support to AAP to form govt in Delhi (© AP)

New Delhi: In a sudden twist to politics over government formation in Delhi, both the Congress and the BJP on Friday offered support to Aam Aadmi Party. This even as Arvind Kejriwal's party made it clear on Friday that it was not interested in forming the government.

The Congress has written a letter to the lieutenant governor offering unconditional support to Arvind Kejriwal's party to form the government in Delhi. The BJP has also asked the Aam Admi Party to form a government while assuring it of constructive cooperation in fulfilling its promises such as slashing tariff by 50 per cent and providing free water upto 700 litres daily.

Delhi BJP president Vijay Goel said if AAP was really serious about fulfilling the promises made to people, then it should go ahead and form a government.

"AAP had made many promises including two major promises of reducing power tariff by 50 per cent and providing free water up to 700 litres per day. If AAP is really serious about fulfilling these promises, then it should go ahead and form a government and BJP will provide whatever cooperation is required," Goel said.

"Even Congress has clearly indicated that it will provide support to the AAP government. Then, if it is really serious about fulfilling its promises, it should go ahead and do it. If they do not form the government, then it will be clear that AAP was never serious about fulfilling these promises which were made with lot of fanfare," Goel added.

The Delhi BJP president said AAP has made several promises in a hurry just to woo the voters.

"BJP believes in providing constructive support to any initiative which serves the interest of Delhi. For us, the interests of Delhi residents are above everything. We have been serving the people of Delhi and we would continue to do so," he said.

Arvind Kejriwal will be meeting the Delhi LG on Saturday to discuss the possibilty of government formation.

AAP leader Yogendra Yadav told the media on Friday that when legislature party chairman Arvind Kejriwal meets lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung on Saturday, he will tell him that the party does not have the majority and was not inclined to form a government.

On Thursday, BJP, which is the single largest party with 31 seats plus ally Akali Dal's lone seat, had turned down Delhi LG Najeeb Jung's offer of government-formation, citing lack of majority. A party needs at least 36 seats in the house of 70 members to form a government.

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