The Congress has rule out the possibility of another chance to Arvind Kejriwal to form government in Delhi.
Earlier, suspecting another landslide victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in case of another assembly election in Delhi, Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) were engaging in backroom talks to form a government together. Reports had said Congress MLAs met an AAP leader who asked them to mount pressure on the Congress leadership for an alliance.
“The Congress is afraid of losing more ground to the AAP and BJP in Delhi, while the AAP has little in terms of resources to contest their third election in seven months,” had said an AAP leader, who didn’t wish to be named (source: The Indian Express).
“There is an opinion within the party that we should form a government. Informal discussions with Congress leaders are underway. Whether the Congress party will support or a part of the legislative party will break remains to be seen,” the leader said.
A Congress MLA present at the meeting with the AAP leader confirmed “informal” discussions and said the AAP was asked to “publicly request for Congress support through proper channels, not back channels”.
The AAP had won 27 seats in Delhi Assembly election. They formed a minority government with Congress support. However, former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had resigned after he had not received support from Congress and BJP on Jan Lokpal. Recently, he admitted that the resignation was a mistake. He had apologised from the people of Delhi and appealed for support.