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AAP likely to form government with Congress

New Delhi, Dec 20 : Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is likely to form a government in Delhi with the Congress, said reports on Friday.


The party is expected to make a formal announcement on its decision on Monday.

"The decision to form a minority government backed by Congress, which has eight MLAs, is driven by the overwhelming response from people who want AAP to assume power in Delhi and deliver effective governance," reported Economic Times.

"We will take a final call after our ward meetings through the weekend, but there is an overwhelming support and pressure from people," Kejriwal told the newspaper.

In an attempt to seek voters' opinion on whether to form the Delhi government with Congress support or not, the AAP had written a letter for Delhiites and distributed 25 lakh copies of the same and held 200 public rallies over the issue.

Kejriwal said the public opinion would be sought until the weekend, based on which a final decision on government formation would be taken on Dec 23.

He said the AAP being a people's party would decide based on public opinion on what to do next.

The just-over-a-year-old party led by Kejriwal emerged as the second biggest outfit with 28 seats, falling only a few seats short of the right wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and allies who managed 32 seats.

BJP is four short of a majority in the 70-member Delhi assembly. Congress managed only 8 seats.

--IBNS (Posted on 20-12-2013)

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