12/23/2013, 00.00
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Delhi, new anti-corruption party will lead the government

Arvind Kejriwal, leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), will be the new chief minister, the party said. It will form the government taking outside support from the Congress. The main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP, hindu nationalist) termed the alliance among its opponents "a betrayal to Delhi".

New Delhi (AsiaNews/Agencies) - Arvind Kejriwal, leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), will be the new chief minister of Delhi, the party said today. There has been deadlock over government formation for nearly two weeks after the announcement of the election results on December. The government will be sworn in on Thursday. AAP said it would take support from the Congress.

In the assembly pools, the BJP emerged as the single largest party with 32 seats. The AAP, or Common Man's party, won  of the 70 seats, while the Congress party lost control of Delhi, winning only eight seats.

Earlier, both the BJP and AAP refused to form the government, saying that they had not won enough seats. However, Kejriwal had a change of heart after "overwhelming support" from voters to go ahead and form a government. BJP leader Harsh Vardhan said the AAP'S decision to align with the Congress was "a betrayal to Delhi".

The AAP was formally launched on November 26, 2012. It came into existence following differences between Kejriwal and Anna Hazare regarding whether or not to politicize the popular India Against Corruption (Iac) movement.

 

 

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