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AAP doesn't believe in coalition, ready for re-poll in Delhi: Kejriwal

December 9, 2013, 4:29 PM IST Politics Politics
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New Delhi: Riding high on its success in the Delhi Assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party has made it clear that it will not go for a coalition and is ready for re-election. Speaking to IBN7 Managing Editor Ashutosh, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said that his party does not believe in coalition politics.

"We will not give support to either the Congress or the BJP. We will form the government only when we have the numbers, we don't believe in coalition politics. It's not a bad thing to have a re-poll, we're ready for it," Kejriwal said.

"AAP members have been approached by BJP, none of them have yielded," Kejriwal added.

After the spectacular debut of AAP in the Delhi Assembly elections, questions are being raised as to whether the party can repeat such a stint in the Lok Sabha elections as well. Kejriwal said his party will decide on fighting the Lok Sabha elections if people want.

"We have not yet decided on contesting the Lok Sabha elections. We are widening our reach and AAP has units in over 350 districts. We will decide on contesting the 2014 Lok Sabha elections if people want," Kejriwal said. "Some day or the other, we eventually have to fight the Lok Sabha elections, will decide if we should do that in 2014," he added.

Delhi seems to be headed for a re-elections with both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Aam Aadmi Party unwilling to form a government without getting the numbers. Both the parties say they will sit in the Opposition.

The AAP core group met at Arvind Kejriwal's residence on Monday and decided that it will sit in the Opposition as it is the second largest party in the Delhi Assembly and cannot get majority. The BJP, which has emerged as the single largest party, is short of majority by three MLAs. In such a situation, the party says it will sit in the Opposition.

AAP has also rejected former IPS officer Kiran Bedi's proposal to join hands with the BJP to form the government in Delhi. It now remains to be seen as to which way Delhi goes with AAP refusing to go for coalition.