While on one hand, the non-BJP opposition parties are slated to meet in Delhi tomorrow to consider formation a national alliance and formulating minimum programme together for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has decided to go alone in the polls. However, it blames Congress for this hard decision.
AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ruled out any alliance with Congress for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. “There is no question of an alliance now. We cannot understand the Congress’s intent. They are weakening us in Delhi. SP_BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh and Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal,” he alleged.
Stating that the Congress had refused to go for a Gathbandhan (alliance), he also made it clear that they had no love for the grand old party but were seeking for a tie-up only for the overall benefit of the nation. “The country is facing a severe crisis due to the Modi-Shah duo. Our priority is to remove them,” he added.
Expressing his impatience towards Congress attitude in this regard, Kejriwal further said that he was ‘fed up’ of convincing the Congress for the alliance. “I don’t know what they have in their minds,” he said about an alliance with the Congress and alleged that it was ‘weakening’ the AAP in Delhi, drawing a comparison with the SP-BSP combine in UP.
Earlier, Congress in principle agree to allay with AAP in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab. But it seems due to resentment from local Congress leaders, the party high command was forced to go back from its plans.