Congress rules out any tie up with AAP in Delhi
The Congress will not enter into any alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party ahead of the Parliamentary elections, Delhi unit chief Sheila Dikshit announced on Tuesday.
The decision was taken after Congress president Rahul Gandhi held a meeting of senior party leaders at his residence.
“A unanimous decision was taken against the alliance (with AAP),” said Ms Dikshit.
The meeting followed an intervention by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for a tie-up between the Congress and AAP in Delhi as part of efforts to forge a grand alliance between various opposition parties across the country to counter the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections.
Both the parties have been ruling out joining hands in Delhi for the Lok Sabha elections, despite AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal expressing his willingness to be a part of the opposition grand alliance.
However, at the local level, they have ruled out a tie-up in the National Capital.
AAP has already declared candidates for six of Delhi’s seven Lok Sabha seats, accusing the Congress of refusing an alliance.