AAP wants to form Delhi government, asks LG not to dissolve house

New Delhi, May 20: The AAP Tuesday told Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung that it wants to form the government in Delhi, and asked him not to dissolve the legislative assembly for a week.

In a letter to the Lt. Governor, the Aam Aadmi Party said it will hold public meetings in Delhi to obtain people’s opinion on forming the government.

“We have told the Lt. Governor that we want to form the government in Delhi. We asked him not to dissolve the assembly for a week,” a senior party leader told IANS.

The leader, however, said since the Congress has ruled out outside support to the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP, there was not much the party could do.

The AAP has 27 legislators while the Congress has eight in a house of 70.

Reacting to this, Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely told IANS: “Our stand is clear that we will not support the AAP again.”

Asked if he would consult the party high command, he said: “I am the boss in Delhi. It is up to me whether to support the AAP.”

Some news reports had surfaced that three Congress legislators reportedly expressed their desire to extend outside support to the AAP.

After the Lok Sabha polls, the AAP and the Bharatiya Janata Party, which was the single largest party with 31 members, began exploring possibilities to form the government in Delhi, which has been under President’s rule since Feb 17.

In February, Chief Minister Kejriwal resigned over his failure to pass the Jan Lokpal bill in the assembly.