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'An alliance with BJP or Congress feels like a trap'

Last updated on: December 14, 2013 15:40 IST

We will go to the people for a decision on an alliance because we want the whole process of government formation to be transparent, says Prithvi Reddy, member of the national executive of the Aam Admi Party. Vicky Nanjappa reports

Many in the Aam Admi Party feel that the alliance with either the Congress or the BJP will not come through.

“It looks like a trap and the party will study every aspect carefully before deciding anything,” said Prithvi Reddy, member of the national executive of the Aam Admi Party on the Congress and BJP’s offer to support the AAP in forming the government in Delhi.  

“We do not want to jump the gun. We have sought ten days time and will await the responses from both the BJP and the Congress. Let us see what they mean when they say unconditional or issue based support,” Reddy said.

“But the final verdict on an alliance will be decided by the people. Once we hear from the parties we will go to the people and ask them if we can trust them. We would do exactly what the people tell us to do,” he added.

Reddy said they were going to the people for a decision because they want to whole process to be transparent. “For the first time in India there will be no deal making in the background like other parties usually do,” he said.

“We agreed to think about an alliance because we did not want to shirk responsibility. But frankly we feel it is a trap. We have written to the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Congress and the Lt Governor stating what we expect. We want them to support everything that we have promised the people,” Reddy said.

“We are capable of ruling well and keeping all our promises. Let us wait and see. If it does not work out we will go back to the people.

Vicky Nanjappa in Bengaluru