NEW DELHI: It’s official now. The city Congress is facing dissent over its decision of not supporting any party for government formation.
After Assembly elections in 2013, only eight Congress MLAs survived the anti-incumbency wave and now most of them feel that another election will take a toll on their seats.
Two senior party MLAs Hasan Ahmed from Mustafabad Assembly area and Mateen Ahmed from Seelampur Assembly constituency have now raised their voice against the party’s will. Mateen told reporters that he will support the BJP in government formation but will not join the party.
“I will definitely not join the BJP. But options are open for supporting any party from outside for government formation. Be it the BJP or AAP,” he said.
Sources said that about six party MLAs had a series of meetings with senior BJP leaders to no avail. The city Congress, however, maintained that there cannot be any compromise with the party’s resolutions.
“We recently passed a resolution during a party meet that we will support no other party for government formation,” said a senior party leader. The leader also rejected speculations about some party MLAs trying to join the BJP.
“The party is united under the leadership of Arvinder Singh Lovely. The MLAs will only follow the decisions of party high command,” he said.