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It Is BJP's Responsibility to Form Government: AAP

A day after creating history in Delhi's election, Aam Aadmi Party today maintained that it will not stake claim to form government and will play the role of a constructive opposition.

The party also said that it was the responsibility of the BJP, which is the single largest party, to form the government.

After a meeting of top party leaders at party chief Arvind Kejriwal's residence here, AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said, even if Lt Governor Najeeb Jung invites the party to form the government it will decline such an offer citing lack of majority.

"We are not going to form the government. We will sit in the opposition and play the role of a constructive opposition. As per the Constitution the largest party has to take the responsibility of forming government," Yadav said.

"We have not got majority so it is very surprising that the number one party (BJP) is not ready to form the government and telling us to do so," he said.

Yadav also strongly ruled out taking support of Congress to form government.

The BJP has also expressed its reluctance to stake claim, saying it did not have the numbers to provide a stable government.

BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan had said last night that he will not stake claim to form a government as his party is short of a clear majority and would prefer to sit in the opposition than indulge in any "horse trading".

"Since I don't have number I cannot stake my claim in forming my government in Delhi...Since I don't have the magic number of 36, I really cannot be a part of the government formation in Delhi," he had said.

BJP with 31 seats has emerged as the single largest party in a House of 70, needing six more for the magic number of 36. AAP bagged 28 seats followed by Congress(8). BJP ally Akali Dal got one seat.

Kejriwal emerged the giant killer defeating three-time Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit by a huge margin.

Police Commissioner Ng Joo Hee said rioters threw glass bottles, railings and other projectiles at officers. Police exercised restraint and did not fire a single shot.

Police cars were flipped on their sides and attacked by the crowd.

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17/D-59
Dec 10, 2013
08:42 AM

#9

As Warren Buffett likes to say "businesses should be such that even an idiot can run it, because sooner or later s/he will".

Business of running India is certainly structured to Old Sage's liking.

hitesh brahmbhatt, san diego
16/D-228
Dec 09, 2013
06:40 PM

10 D/Ashok Lal,

Thankfully, India is not Delhi. And no way a general election will happen again. india lost lot of ground economically due to repeat elections in 1996, 1998 and 1999;. And more importantly, not all politicians have the luxury of Kejriwal in being overconfident, arrogant and more importantly dismissive of plain reality and average voter outside delhi does not believe in ivory tower prophets who preach from skies to be the messiah to clean everything on day one.

Next election will show a decisive BJP based Non Congress Formation. Whether Modi is PM or someone will be decided by numbers of BJP in house. And for Kejriwal, he can make a few seats in 1-2 big cities and help Congress to win some by dividing Anti Congress vote. THAT IS ALL.

Ramki_Uncensored, Delhi
15/D-227
Dec 09, 2013
06:38 PM

Awesome! Who needs a government? Was there one so far!

Pramod, Tucson
14/D-225
Dec 09, 2013
06:35 PM

Here is a poser for AAP supporters-  Suppose Delhi impasse not resolved and we have another assembly election in May along with Lok Sabha, can AAP do as well?

Because, AAP says it has national ambitions and Kejriwal will be moving around the country to campaign, will AAP put the same effective campaign as it did this time?

BJP will be first and quick (and right) to point that AAP's obstinacy lead to elections leading to loss of public money. And what is AAP's defence?

Lesson - AAP should either form coalition govt with BJP (with a CMP, and demanding a few ministries where AAP can prove its competenece for removign corruption) or AAP can form a govt with CON party support from outside and prove itself. Asking for another elections can  boomerang.

Ramki_Uncensored, Delhi
13/D-206
Dec 09, 2013
05:36 PM

9/d-186 superb!

Rajesh Chary, Mumbai
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