Arvind Kejriwal stakes claim to form Delhi govt, LG sends proposal to President Pranab Mukherjee

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AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal leaves after meeting Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to stake claim to form a government in New Delhi on Monday. PTI Photo AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal leaves after meeting Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to stake claim to form a government in New Delhi on Monday. PTI Photo
SummaryArvind Kejriwal stakes claim after Aam Aadmi Party's PAC decides to take the plunge in Delhi.

district, Arvind Kejriwal said AAP has decided to give a letter to the Lt Governor expressing its readiness to form the government.

"We were called by the Lt Governor to discuss government formation on December 14. We had sought time to take a decision as ours is a party of common people and we want to their views.

"We got responses from the citizens through website, phone calls, SMS and by holding public meetings and most of them favoured government formation by AAP. We are now going to give the letter to LG saying that AAP is ready to form the government," Arvind Kejriwal told reporters at AAP's office in Kausambi here.

He said the party held 280 public meetings across Delhi and in 257 such gatherings people favoured formation of government by the party while the rest opined that they it should not take powers.

There has been deadlock over government formation in Delhi for nearly two weeks after the announcement of the results on December 8. AAP has 28 seats while Congress with 8 has agreed to give outside support. BJP is the single largest party with 31 seats in its kitty.

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