Congress has refused alliance with AAP, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the Congress has officially refused to form an alliance with AAP in Delhi.

While Interacting with the media after a public rally in East Delhi, Kejriwal said no talks are going on between the two parties.

“As far as I know, the Congress has officially conveyed to us that there will be no alliance. We are not in talks with Congress,” he said.

Kejriwal further said that the stories in the media about the alliance are planted by the Congress and he has no clue about it.

Congress Delhi unit chief Sheila Dikshit has strongly opposed a tie-up with 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. But she also said that she would follow whatever the Congress’ high command decides.

According to the sources, other Delhi Congress leaders wanted the tie-up.

AICC general secretary in-charge of Delhi Congress PC Chacko on Tuesday said that most of the leaders were of the opinion that an alliance would help defeat the BJP.