Cong considering extending support to AAP: Rahul

Cong considering extending support to AAP: Rahul

The issue of extending support to Arvind Kejriwal's AAP is "under consideration", Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi said today.

His remarks came at a time when Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has started efforts to break the impasse on government-formation after the Assembly polls threw up a hung verdict.
"It is under consideration", Gandhi told reporters when asked if Congress will back AAP to form government in Delhi.

Earlier, Gandhi held a meeting with the newly elected eight party MLAs of Delhi during which AICC general secretary Shakeel Ahmed and AICC Secretary Kuljit Singh Nagra were also present.

The Delhi polls threw up a fractured mandate with no party securing majority in the 70-member assembly and BJP emerging as the single largest party with 32 seats. BJP's ally Akali Dal has one MLA.

AAP has got 28 seats in the assembly followed by Congress' eight. JD-U has won one seat while Mundka seat has gone to an Independent.

The Congress Vice President asked the MLAs the reasons for their victory and the reasons for the defeat of the party.

Gandhi will be meeting the defeated candidates in batches after December 22 to understand reasons behind the debacle which saw the party's tally coming down from 43 to mere eight. He has also sought a report from all candidates.

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