Delhi Congress vows not to back Kejriwal's party again

Delhi Congress vows not to back Kejriwal's party again

The Delhi Congress on Sunday passed a resolution not to support the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in forming a government in Delhi, as it did after the Assembly elections in December 2013.

At a meeting of Congress MLAs and former MLAs in west Delhi, held under the leadership of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Arvinder Singh, the party said AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal was power hungry and responsible for the power and water woes in the city.

The Congress also described the AAP as the “B team” of the BJP.

The last AAP government led by Kejriwal was formed with the support of eight Congress legislators.

The regime, however, did not last more than 49 days. In the 70-member Assembly, the AAP has 27 members, the BJP and its ally have 29 members, the Congress has eight legislators and there are three others.

The Assembly has been placed under suspended animation since February and fresh Assembly polls would be the only option if no party forms government soon.

Thousands of Congress workers participated in the meeting at Arya Samaj Road in Uttam Nagar where the party launched its agitation to find a solution against the difficulties being faced by people due to unscheduled power cuts and shortage of drinking water.

Chief spokesperson of the DPCC Mukesh Sharma addressed the meeting, also attended by office-bearers of the Residents’ Welfare Associations, and announced the decision to intensify the agitation for raising public concerns.

Another resolution was passed by the Delhi Congress condemning the AAP and the BJP, holding them responsible for the power and water woes in Delhi.

Sharma recalled that during the BJP rule in Delhi from 1993 to 1998, there were public agitations due to the shortage of power and water.

But after the Congress came to power, power cuts were totally eliminated.

He said as part of the party’s agitation Congress leaders would meet Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday and brief him about the power and water problems.

The delegation will also take up the issue of sealing of industrial units in residential areas, particularly in east Delhi, he said.