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Aam Aadmi Party firm on no alliance

New Delhi, Dec 7 (): Aam Aadmi Party on the eve of counting of votes once again stated that it would not go in for alliance with BJP, even if it were to fall short of two or three seats. It would prefer to sit in the opposition. This comes a day after BJP leaders said they were open to a post-poll alliance with Aam Aadmi Party.

Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel on post-poll alliance said the party was open to “like-minded people”. Last week, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said a post-poll alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party cannot be ruled out.

Aam Aadmi Party members have been steady about not being open to any post poll alliances, a line the leadership continued today, with several exit polls predicting a hung Assembly.

Aam Aadmi Party spokesman Manish Sisodia and a candidate said the party would offer elected representatives with a clean record and financial transparency in all dealings of public funds. In such a situation , allies like the BJP or Congress are out of question. Even if AAP fell short of a few seats, it would not seek an ally to form the ministry.

Sisodia feels that it would get a clear majority. Polls say BJP will be the clear winner and AAP the second largest and Congress will get only single digit numbers. Sisodia said that positive responses from even areas where it did not expect makes it confident of forming a ministry.

Surveys say 70% were against Sheila Dikshit as CM and 27% wanted Kejriwal as CM and 22% preferred BJP’s Harsh Vardhan.

Only 40% said they were satisfied with the Delhi government’s performance while 54% said they were not satisfied. 63% were dissatisfied with the UPA government, which shows that it did have a direct bearing on the likely rate of Congress in the Delhi Assembly results, the poll report indicates.