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BJP attacks AAP for taking Cong support to form govt

December 23, 2013 15:10 IST

Slamming the Aam Aadmi Party's decision to form the government in Delhi with the support of "corrupt" Congress, BJP on Monday said the newbie party, which entered politics with a vow to fighting corruption, has not only compromised on its principles but betrayed the faith of the citizens.

"AAP had made promises and vowed to fight corruption but today it entered into an alliance with corruption and compromised with its principles. The government being formed in Delhi is a betrayal to Delhi residents as they rejected corrupt Congress in 2013 Assembly elections," Delhi BJP leader Harsh Vardhan told reporters.

BJP's position on the issue appeared to be in contradiction of its stand as the party had earlier attacked AAP for shying away from forming the government when Congress had offered it support.

Vardhan, who was BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Assembly polls, said, "Now they are growing to form the government with the same corrupt party by striking a compromise. But we extend our good wishes to that party on the occasion of government formation.

"We pray that they succeed as also the promises which they have made to the public in Delhi," he said soon after AAP announced its decision to go ahead with government formation in the national capital.

BJP, which emerged as the single largest party in Delhi Assembly polls with 31 seats but fell short of a majority, had earlier declined to form the government, following which Lt Governor Najeeb Jung had invited AAP, the second largest party with 28 MLAs, for discussions on government formation.

AAP decided to form government in the city by taking outside support from Congress. The party took the decision to form the government at a meeting of its political affairs committee after analysing the results of the public referendum it had carried out in the last few days on the issue. 

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