Arvind Kejriwal congratulates Delhi after parties’ no-govt-formation stand

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New Delhi | Published: November 4, 2014 10:02:42 AM

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal "congratulated" the people of Delhi after the political deadlock over government formation...

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal “congratulated” the people of Delhi after the political deadlock over government formation here appeared to come to an end with BJP declining to take a shot at forming the government in the national capital.

“Finally… Congratulations to the people of Delhi,” the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener said in a tweeted after, along with BJP and Congress, it apprised Lt Governor Najeeb Jung that they wanted fresh elections in Delhi.

On its official twitter account, AAP added, “The collective desire, will & vigilance of people has won over politics of immoral manipulations & unethical arrangements. Congratulations!.”

Delhi Assembly has been in suspended animation since February this year after the Kejriwal-led AAP government quit office.

Kejriwal, meanwhile, reiterated his allegations that every effort was made to “buy” AAP MLAs.

“In last 8 months, every effort was made to ‘buy’ our MLAs. They withstood all pressures n lived upto ppl’s expectations (sic). Salute to them,” Kejriwal further tweeted.

In a series of tweets earlier in the day, Kejriwal had also sought to know BJP’s stand on the issue of government formation.

“BJP has conveyed ‘informally’ to LG and media that they are not in a position to form government in Delhi. What is BJP’s ‘formal’ stand?” he had asked in a tweet.

Delhi tonight appeared headed for Assembly polls after BJP, AAP and Congress said they were not for the formation of a new government while calling for polls to allow a fresh mandate to be sought to end the eight-month-long political uncertainty.

Indications are that Jung, who met the leaders of the three political parties, may send his recommendation to the President for dissolving the Assembly any time.

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