Congress has almost ruled out alliance with AAP: Arvind Kejriwal

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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that the Congress has “more or less” ruled out an alliance with his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi, a day after he had participated in a meeting with opposition leaders, including Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.

When asked whether the AAP was more eager for an alliance with the Congress, Kejriwal said the BJP would benefit in a three-cornered contest.

The opposition leaders including Rahul Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday agreed to work together to prepare a common minimum programme to oust the Narendra Modi government and had decided on a pre-poll alliance. 

The meeting was hosted by Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar at his residence.