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With fractured mandate,govt formation in Delhi remains uncertain

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A day after election results threw up a hung verdict,formation of government in Delhi remained uncertain today with single largest party BJP and runner up AAP refusing to stake claim,saying they do not have the numbers to provide a stable dispensation. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)

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After a meeting of top AAP leaders at party chief Arvind Kejriwal's residence here,the newcomer to electoral politics said it will not stake claim to form government and will play the role of a constructive opposition. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)

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AAP leader Manish Sisodia said today's meeting discussed the Assembly election results and felt that people of Delhi have given the party the mandate to sit in the opposition. "We have discussed the results of Delhi Assembly election. The party has decided that Delhi people have given us the mandate to sit in the opposition and we will perform the role of the opposition. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)

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"BJP has emerged the single largest party,if they want they can form government,but we will sit in the opposition," he said. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)

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He said in a hung assembly,re-election was the only alternative. "We won't provide outside support to any party." (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)

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Meanwhile,BJP has also expressed its reluctance to stake claim,saying it did not have the numbers to provide a stable government.
BJP CM candidate Dr. Harshvardhan offer sweets to BJP leader Nitin Gadkari and Parvesh Verma (who has won from Mehrauli Vidhan Sabha constituency. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)

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BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan had said last night that he will not stake claim to form a government as his party is short of a clear majority and would prefer to sit in the opposition than indulge in any "horse trading". (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)

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"Since I don't have number I cannot stake my claim in forming my government in Delhi...Since I don't have the magic number of 36,I really cannot be a part of the government formation in Delhi," he had said. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)