In a reply to AAP, AICC General Secretary in-charge for Delhi Shakeel Ahmed said the party is ready to give its support on full statehood for Delhi and a stronger Lokayukta.
AAP had on Saturday put the onus on Congress and BJP for taking their support to form a government by putting forth 18 conditions and wanting to know their views on them, a move seen as an attempt to rebut criticism that it was shying away from taking responsibility.
Talking to reporters, Ahmed said, "The other 16 issues do not require any agreement. All of them are administrative tasks.  A state government, once it gets the majority, is competent enough to carry out such administrative function. There is no need to come to Assembly and Parliament on these issues.”
"The two issues are the only ones, which are outside the jurisdiction of Delhi.  One is related to full statehood to Delhi, which is also in our manifesto and we have told them to give our support, whenever they take it up with Centre,” Ahmed said.
"The other is about Lokpal. We have said that we will support them if they want to make any changes in Lokayuka Act of Delhi if it is not contrary to any law passed by Parliament, he said.
In his letters to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and BJP President Rajnath Singh, Kejriwal had sought the views of Congress and BJP on various issues like ending VIP culture in the national capital, passage of Jan Lokpal Bill and CAG audit of electricity companies.

Lieutenant Governor recommends President's rule in Delhi
Meanwhile Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has recommended imposition of President's rule in Delhi among other options to break the deadlock over formation of a new government in Delhi after a hung verdict with no party ready to assume power.
Central rule with the Assembly being kept in suspended animation was one of the options listed by Jang in his report submitted to the President after having wideranging consultations with BJP, the single largest party, followed by the Aam Aadmi Party, official sources said.
Congress has offered unconditional support to the AAP to form a government.
Without disclosing the contents of the report, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde told reporters that the Lt Governor has given a few options. "We are examining the report legally," he said.

The 18 issues which were raised in AAP letter are:

1. The VIP culture should be stopped in Delhi. No MLA, minister or Delhi official will use a red beacon on their cars. Neither will they live in big bungalows nor take any special security.

2. Passing of the Janlokpal Bill, the same version for which Anna Hazare held fasts.

3. People will take decision directly in 'mohalla sabhas', which will be held in every locality and colony.

4. The AAP demanded complete statehood status for Delhi. Central government's hold on DDA and Police should end.

5. The party also demanded a special audit of all electricity companies in the national capital from the time these were privatised. The companies that refuse to participate, their licenses should be cancelled.

6. Electricity meters should be checked.

7. There is 220 litres of water available for every person daily. Where is it?.

8. AAP wants unauthorised colonies should be regularised. Thirty percent of Delhi's population lives in such colonies and these should be regularised.

9. The party demanded to know if the Congress and the BJP will support its decision to give clean and affordable 'pakka houses' (built up houses) to those living in slums.

10. It also sought their support to give regular jobs to those working on contractual basis.

11. It wants to give infrastructural facilities like roads, electricity, water and basic facilities to the ordinary trader.

12. AAP said it is against FDI in retail.

13. The party wants to provide facilities and subsidies to farmers in the villages in the national capital.

14. The party also demanded to know the Congress and BJP's stand on opening 500 government schools, stopping donations in private schools and making the fee system transparent.

15. The party said it wanted to open new government hospitals with better facilities.

16. It also wants to have special security units for women and wants all harassment cases to be tackled within three months.

17. It wanted to set up enough courts and appoint judges so that all cases are dealt with within six months.

18. The AAP wanted to know whether the municipal corporations of Delhi will support them on these issues.


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