Eyebrows were raised on Tuesday after Kejriwal asked Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to not dissolve the Delhi Assembly for a week, raising speculations that the AAP might contemplate on forming the government again with the help of Congress.

However, Congress had made it clear that they would not support AAP again if they seek their support in the assembly.

Facing backlash from certain quarters of his own party over taking a U-turn on his previous stance of dissolving the assembly, Kejriwal buried all the rumours under the carpet on Wednesday.

“We have decided that we will prepare for the elections. We will go among the people,” Kejriwal said.

The announcement comes just days after the Lok Sabha elections got over. The AAP won four parliamentary seats in Punjab and did not win any Lok Sabha seat in Delhi, where the party had made a stunning debut in last year's assembly election.

A meeting of the AAP legislators was held at Kejriwal's residence on Wednesday.

Kejriwal, who served as Delhi's chief minister for 49 days and quit on February 14, said: "In the next 7-10 days, we will hold a number of meetings in Delhi...We will apologise to the people of Delhi and (seek) complete mandate so that we can form a government for five years."

The AAP had won 28 seats in the 70-member Delhi assembly.



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