Kejriwal Says AAP-Congress Alliance Can Win Haryana

AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Aravind Kejriwal after deserting Congress, breaking chances of united opposition against BJP in the national capital Delhi, is now approaching the same party for alliance in the neighbouring Haryana. He appealed to the Congress to join the proposed alliance between his party and JJP in Haryana.

However, his offer was snubbed by his Haryana-ally, which said it can “never have any truck” with the Congress. Kejriwal earlier in the day told reporters that an alliance between AAP, Congress and Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) would defeat the BJP in the state. “Let’s come together in Haryana to defeat the BJP,” Kejriwal said.

However, within minutes after Kejriwal’s comments, the JJP issued a strong-worded statement, saying it can “never have any truck” with the Congress. “The JJP has been formed on the ideology of late Choudhary Devi Lal who has always fought against Congress so JJP will never enter into any alliance with the Congress and will not be part of any alliance which includes Congress,” JJP’s national general secretary KC Bangar said.

The JJP can enter into an alliance with only like-minded parties whereas the ideology of Congress does not match with its views, he said. However, Bangar said the party is strengthening its organisation in all 10 Lok Sabha and 90 assembly seats.”It is capable of fighting elections in all these seats,” he added.

It may be recalled that two days ago, Congress President Rahul Gandhi ruled out any alliance with AAP in Delhi and asked his party workers in the capital to win all seven Lok Sabha seats following which Kejriwal said his party would win all seven parliamentary seats in Delhi “on its own”.

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