Congress chief Rahul Gandhi refused to forge alliance with AAP: Says Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that there were no talks on an alliance for Delhi’s seven Lok Sabha seats with the Congress as the Congress President Rahul Gandhi has refused to forge an alliance with the AAP for the polls in the national capital.
Talking to reporters at the airport in Visakhapatnam, the AAP leader said he had met Gandhi recently and the Congress leader had refused to join hands with the AAP.
“There is nothing on the alliance with Congress. We had one meeting with Rahul Gandhi where he refused to have an alliance with AAP,” Kejriwal said.
Kejriwal was leaving for Delhi, a day after he attended a mega rally along with his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee on the invitation of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu.
“Party president to take final decision today. We’ve had no word with AAP, as we had to take preliminary decision on our party’s political stand whether we wanted an alliance or not. Both parties may have problems, that apart we’ve to defeat Modi and BJP. So, we’ll come together,” ANI quoted Congress in-charge of Delhi PC Chacko as saying last week.
The talk of alliance was fuelled by the fact that the Congress and AAP had jointly polled more votes than the BJP that had walked away with all the seven seats in the national capital.
Delhi has 7 Lok Sabha seats and it will go to polls on May 12.