Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party has presented its claim to Delhi's Lt. Governor Najib Jung to form the next government in Delhi. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will be forming the government with the outside support of the Congress who has 8 MLAs in the Delhi Assembly. The oath ceremony might take place at Ramlila Maidan. The date will be announced later by the Lt. Governor after his meeting with the President of India.
The announcement to form the government was made after AAP's political affairs committee's met this morning which discussed the results of the public referendum. According to AAP, 74 per cent people of the total number who participated in the referendum were in the favor of AAP's Govt in Delhi
While announcing the final decision AAP's Chief Arvind Kejriwal
, who will be the new Chief Minister of Delhi, said, “Aam Aadmi Party will present its claim to form the government in Delhi. I will ask Lieutenant Governor to permit us to take oath at Jantar Mantar
In 2013 Delhi elections, surprising all the AAP had won 28 seats, falling 8 seats short of the majority figure of 36 in the 70-member Delhi Assembly. BJP emerged as the singl largest party with victory on 31 seats. With the support of its ally Shiromani Akali Dal, the party has 32 members in the Assembly. However, the BJP fell short of 4 seats from the majority figure.
The ruling Congress party had performed very poorly with Shiela Dikshit loosing elections while fighting against Arvind Kejriwal.
On December 13, 2013 the Congress submitted a letter to Lt-Governer, extending an unconditional support to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). On December 14, 2013 AAP had asked 10 days time to decide over forming government in Delhi and announced 'public referendum' to seek public's advise on the same.
The Swearing-in ceremony of AAP's government is expected to take take place on 26 December 2013.