India

Aam Aadmi Party agrees to form government in Delhi State


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The Aam Aadmi Party has decided to form a minority government in the capital State of Delhi. The party came second to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in elections held last month. Prior to the election the Indian National Congress (INC) had been the largest party with 43 of the 70 seats in the state assembly, but they were reduced to just eight seats.

In the November poll the BJP took 31 seats and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) took 28 seats. This was their first election. After saying that they would not enter government the AAP conducted a survey of voters. The poll suggested that people wanted them to enter government despite being in a minority. The INC has said that it will back the new state AAP government but only ‘from the outside’.

AAP party leader Arvind Kejriwal is expected to meet Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung at lunchtime today and is likely to be the new Chief Minister.

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