The Congress on Friday officially made it clear that it will not form an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections.
Congress in-charge of Delhi PC Chacko blamed the AAP’s leadership for the failure of not having an alliance against the BJP in Delhi.
Chacko said, “the two parties had even arrived at a pact for Delhi that AAP would contest on four seats while Congress on four. But AAP was making an impractical suggestion to have an alliance in other states also. The situation in other states is not the same as every state is different. Even today, we are ready for an alliance with AAP in Delhi, but not agreed for the similar alliance in other states.”
Chacko further said he followed the instructions of the Congress president to go and develop an understanding with the AAP.
“To defeat BJP, the current political necessity is we should come together,” he added.
Congress Delhi unit chief Sheila Dikshit had opposed the tie-up with the AAP.
She wrote to Congress president Rahul Gandhi that an alliance with Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP for the Lok Sabha polls will hurt the Congress in the long run.