With the speculation of the Congress– AAP alliance at its peak for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP said that there is no meaning in joining hands with the Congress if the seat-sharing pact is not applicable in both the states, Haryana and Delhi. The AAP’s Delhi unit covener Gopal Rai splashed the alliance probability saying that the AAP is capable of fighting and defeating BJP in Delhi alone, without forging in an alliance with Congress.
The following decision came after the Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala denied any alliance in the state of Haryana and said that there have been no conversations between the two parties over an alliance in Haryana. Whereas the alliance in Delhi is still in introspect by the party leaders and the announcement will be made soon.
AAPs Delhi unit convener said that from the beginning, the talks about an alliance were not only for Delhi because the purpose of the alliance was to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Gopal Rai responding to the question about the alliance, said, “To defeat the Prime Minister, instead of fighting from all across the country as AAP did in 2014 elections, our party offered to fight from only 33 seats in Delhi along with the support of Congress and other regional parties.” Concluding his statement he said that he thinks Congress is drowning in self-love and is not interested in the alliance.
The seat-sharing act is in dilemma between the two parties as both have asked for seats in the respective state of Haryana and Delhi. AAP has asked for Gurugram, Faridabad, Karnal seats in the Haryana state, while Congress has its eyes on New Delhi, Chandni Chowk, and Northwest Delhi seats in the Capital.
According to the AAP’s Delhi unit convenor, if the Congress, AAP, and the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) forge an alliance, then they can together win 10 parliamentary seats in Haryana.
All the seven Lok Sabha seats in the capital shall go to polls in the sixth phase on May 12. The results will announce on May 23.