"We don't have majority (support) nor have we finished first in the 70-member House,” party leader Yogendra Yadav said.

Yadav said AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal would meet Jung on Saturday in response to a formal invitation regarding government formation in Delhi.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday declined the offer to form a government in Delhi. After a meeting with the Lieutenant Governor who invited him to discuss government formation, BJP’s legislature party leader Harsh Vardhan said that his party would like to sit in the Opposition in view of the lack of clear mandate by people of Delhi.

The Delhi Assembly polls threw a fractured mandate with no party securing majority in the 70-member assembly. BJP’s ally Akali Dal has one MLA, bringing its tally to 32.  AAP won 28 seats, followed by Congress’ eight. JD (U) has won one seat, while the Mundka seat has gone to an Independent.

Both the BJP and AAP lack numbers to cross the magic figure of 36. In this backdrop, the two parties are in favour of fresh elections to the 70-member Assembly.


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