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Cong offers, AAP rejects

New Delhi, Dec. 13 (PTI): The Congress today offered unconditional support to the Aam Aadmi Party to form the government in Delhi.

Ahead of Lt Governor Najeeb Jung’s meeting with Arvind Kejriwal tomorrow, the Congress’s Delhi unit president J.P. Agarwal sent a letter to him offering the support of its eight MLAs to AAP so that a government can be formed. The AAP, which has 28 MLAs, can reach the majority mark of 36 with the support of the Congress.

“We have decided to extend unconditional support to AAP so that it can form a government. The people of Delhi must get a government. It is the responsibility of AAP now to form the government,” Agarwal said.

But AAP leader Prashant Bhushan immediately ruled out accepting the offer from the Congress, saying it was not in the business of giving or taking support.

The BJP, which has emerged as the single largest party, yesterday declined to form the government saying it did not have the numbers.

The lieutenant governor then invited Kejriwal for talks tomorrow on government formation.

After a meeting of senior leaders earlier in the day, AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said Kejriwal would tell the lieutenant governor tomorrow that the party does not have the majority and was not inclined to form the government.