New Delhi, December 23 (PTI): Aam Aadmi Party’s leader Arvind Kejriwal met Delhi’s Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday, after the party decided earlier in the day it was ready to form a government by taking the outside support of the Congress.
“I told the LG the AAP is ready to form government. LG told me he will send the proposal to President and get back after his direction,” Kejriwal told reporters.
The date for the swearing-in ceremony will be decided after directions from the President, and the Ram Lila Maidan is likely to be the venue is, Kejriwal said.
The AAP took the decision to form the government at a meeting of its political affairs committee after analysing the results of the referendum it had carried out in the last few days on the issue.
Kejriwal, who led the debutant party to a spectacular victory in the polls by winning 28 seats in the 70-member assembly, will be the Chief Minister of Delhi if the Lt Governor allows the AAP to form the government, party leader Manish Sisodia said.
“We were called by the Lt Governor to discuss government formation on December 14. We had sought time to take a decision as ours is a party of common people and we want to their views,” Kejriwal said.
“We got responses from the citizens through website, phone calls, SMS and by holding public meetings and most of them favoured government formation by AAP,” he said.
He said the party held 280 public meetings accross Delhi and in 257 such gatherings people favoured formation of government by the party while the rest opined that they it should not take powers.
There has been deadlock over government formation in Delhi for nearly two weeks after the announcement of the results on December 8. The AAP has 28 seats while Congress with 8 has agreed to give outside support. BJP is the single largest party with 31 seats in its kitty.