Congress got thrashed in the Delhi state elections. It got 8 seats (-35), while BJP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won 32 and 28 seats respectively leading to a hung assembly. With BJP declining to form the govt. and AAP’s well known stance of not taking support from Congress / BJP, state was heading towards President’s rule.
Congress had the following 3 options:
1. Keep mum & rule through back door via President’s rule, ultimately culminating into Re-elections: This would have provided only a temporary reprieve. In re-elections, chances of Congress further decimating would be high.
2. Support BJP to form govt.: Congress and BJP are 2 principal opposition parties in India and doing this was next to impossible.
3. Support AAP to form govt.: AAP campaigned extensively against Congress rule and dubbed it as a corrupt party. Kejriwal even defeated 3 time Congress CM Shiela Dixit. AAP leaders continuously…
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