BJP, AAP should come together in Delhi: Kiran Bedi
New Delhi – With no clear winner in the Delhi assembly polls, former IPS officer-t! urned-activist Kiran Bedi Monday suggested that the BJP and the AAP sho! uld come together to form the government in the capital.
“Why can’t they (BJP and AAP) sit down together and explore an option of a common minimum programme,” said Bedi, who was in the core team of the India Against Corruption group before Arvind Kejriwal formed the Aam Aadmi Party.
“They both are looking at similar solutions (to Delhi’s problems). The elders of both the parties should just sit down together,” she added.
If the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the AAP do not discuss the matter, Delhi would be forced to go to polls again which would be a “disservice” to the voters, she said.
“You have been voted to serve the people. Opposing each other and making no effort (to form an alliance) is a disservice,” Bedi said.
Re-election should be the last resort if the alliance does not work out, she said.
However, AAP leader Manish Sisodia rejected Bedi’s suggestion and said his party would rather sit in the opposition than form a! n alliance with the BJP.
“It’s her view and I won’t comment on it. But the fact is that we don’t have the majority and would like to perform the role of a responsible opposition. We won’t form a coalition with any party,” Sisodia told media persons 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. A party needs 36 seats to stake claim to form the government.