AAP MLAs ask Kejri to form govt in city again

After its drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi, some AAP MLAs on Saturday mooted a proposal for the party to once again form the government in Delhi, with support from either BJP or Congress.

At a meeting of its top leaders, including Arvind Kejriwal, some AAP legislators, who claimed to be 20 in number, are said to have conveyed to the leadership that the party should make a fresh attempt at forming the government.

Sources said party MLA Rajesh Garg gave the idea while describing Kejriwal’s decision to resign in February after 49 days in power as one of the major reasons behind AAP’s poor showing in the city in the Lok Sabha polls.

The Rohini MLA is believed to have said that the party should consider forming the government so that people may benefit from the move.

“This proposal was greeted positively by 20 AAP MLAs present at the meeting. Kejriwal and other senior leaders heard the views of the MLAs, but did not comment. The legislators left it to the political affairs committee to take a decision on this,” an AAP MLA said requesting anonymity.

“What is wrong if we formed the government for the welfare of people? There is nothing wrong in asking for support on a conditional basis,” another AAP MLA said.

Congress reacts

Delhi Congress’ spokesperson Mukesh Sharma said Kejriwal betrayed the people of Delhi and Congress is not thinking about extending support to him if his party tries to form a new government.

“We accepted all the conditions set by AAP and extended support to it to stop BJP from coming to power. But we were forced to withdraw support as they were resorting to unconstitutional means while trying to push through a bill in the Assembly,” he said. 

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