Will try to form govt. in Delhi without horse trading: BJP

Updated - November 16, 2021 06:12 pm IST

Published - December 09, 2013 06:14 pm IST - New Delhi

A day after election results threw up a hung assembly for Delhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party ib Monday said it would try its “level best” to give a government to the people though it would not resort to horse trading.

“It is our responsibility to give a popular government to the people of Delhi. We will find a solution and try our level best to give an alternative to the people of Delhi by forming a government under the leadership of Harsh Vardhan,” former BJP president Nitin Gadkari, who was also the party’s in-charge for the Delhi elections, told a news channel here.

Asked whether the BJP was mulling over drawing support from the debutant Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), he said: “This question does not arise, as there is not such proposal from their side.”

The party’s chief ministerial candidate for Delhi, Harsh Vardhan added that the party would not resort to horse trading to form the government.

No horse trading: Harsh Vardhan

“As we don’t have majority, we are not thinking about forming the government. If the other parties are not ready to form an alliance with us, we won’t disturb them or resort to horse trading,” Harsh Vardhan told a news channel here.

The BJP got 32 seats, including one seat won by its ally Akali Dal, and the AAP won 28 of Delhi’s 70 assembly seats. The BJP needed to win 36 seats to cross the halfway mark in Delhi to earn a majority and form the government.

The Congress, ruling the national capital for the past 15 years, was routed and reduced to just eight seats.

The Janata Dal (United) and an Independent candidate got one seat each.

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