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Wanted alliance with Congress, but was turned down says AAP

April 2, 2019

Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Chief Minister and head of the Aam Aadmi Party said that despite many overtures Congress President Rahul Gandhi refused to enter into an alliance with his party for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Delhi.

Kejriwal was asked by the media to respond to Delhi Congress chief, Sheila Dikshit's remark that AAP did not approach her for an alliance. Kejriwal said that while the AAP met with Gandhi, Dikshit is "not that an important leader".

There is nothing on the alliance with Congress. We had one meeting with Rahul Gandhi, where he refused to have an alliance with AAP. - Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister, Delhi

The AAP wanted to enter into an alliance with the Congress in Delhi to keep the BJP out. Leaders of the Delhi Congress were not happy about this. as they felt the Congress had nothing to gain politically.

In the 2014 parliamentary elections in Delhi, the Congress did not win a single seat. Rumours of the alliance were fanned by the fact that the Congress and AAP had together got more votes than the BJP which won all seven seats in Delhi.

Delhi goes to the polls on 12 May.



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