While Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is ready to alliance his party with AAP “till the last second”, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal calls it a “pretending” act.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi is ready to have a coalition with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi. However, the party chief wants Arvind Kejriwal to drop the condition of tie-up between the two parties in Haryana.
As reported by Navbharat Times, Rahul said that his party is “ready for a tie-up till the last second”. “The moment Kejriwal drops the condition of including Haryana, it will happen,” said Rahul.
He said that the Delhi CM himself had proposed the 4:3 formula. This meant four seats for AAP and three seats for Congress for a coalition in the national capital. “Earlier, our party leaders in Delhi did not agree to this formula. But when we convinced the Delhi leaders, Kejriwal added the condition of extending the alliance to Haryana,” said Rahul.
In contrary to this, the Delhi chief minister claimed that Rahul was not serious about the alliance. He retorted by accusing the Congress president of working towards dividing the vote. Recalling Rahul’s tweet, Kejriwal said “My question is – where in the world has an alliance fructified on Twitter or through statements in the media?”
The AAP chief said that Congress is just “pretending” to have a tie-up. “If he wanted an alliance, he should have held talks,” quoted NBT.
Even top Congress leaders admitted that BJP would win all 10 seats in Haryana, said the Delhi CM. He claimed that BJP would have lost at least eight seats in the state, alongside Chandigarh.
According to Kejriwal, Congress demanded three seats in Delhi, but did not seem in a winning position here. “They wanted to allot three seats to Congress which could have resulted in going to BJP,” he added. Instead, AAP chose to contest from all the seven seats in the hope to win.
A survey report by AAP indicated that Congress’s vote share had fallen below 5%, said Kejriwal. “Hindus are not voting for Congress and there is some confusion among Muslims,” he added.