Arvind Kejriwal wants alliance with Congress in Delhi, claims Mamata Banerjee day after Opposition meet

Trinomool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a public meeting to protest against demonitisation by central government at Azadpur Mandi in New Delhi on Nov 17, 2016. Photo by Parveen Negi/Mail Today

West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday claimed that Aam Aadmi Party is open to forge an alliance with Indian National Congress in Delhi in the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Mamata said, its now Congress turn to reciprocate. Mamata’s remarks came a day after Aam Aadmi Party hosted a Mega Opposition Rally in Delhi on Wednesday. Apart from Mamata Banerjee, Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu, Farooq Abdullah and others joined the AAP Mega Opposition show.

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Arvind Kejriwal wants an alliance with the Congress in Delhi,” said Banerjee, who is also the Trinamool Congress Supremo. She further said that she respects the decisions of those who don’t want to talk about a pre-poll alliance because of their political compulsions.

Earlier in the day, AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal dropped a hint that Congress has ‘almost’ declined to go with us in an alliance.

Kejriwal’s comments came a day after he participated in the Opposition party meeting which was also attended by Congress President.

the meeting brings Congress President Rahul Gandhi and AAP‘s Arvind Kejriwal together as both were seen sharing the room for the first time.

Congress Chief told reporters after the meeting, ‘We had a very constructive meeting. We agreed that the principal target for all of us is to fight against the assault on institutes being carried out by BJP at Centre’

Rahul Gandhi after the meeting told reporters that all parties have decided to come to a common minimum programme and committed to work together to unseat Bhartiya Janta Party from Centre in upcoming Battle of ballots.

The Meeting took place at NCP Chief Sharad Pawar’s residence on Wednesday which was attended by  National Conference Chief Farooq Abdullah, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee, apart from Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

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