Amid reports that Congress is trying to seal the seat-sharing deal with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi for the ensuing Lok Sabha Elections, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that ‘we are not in talks with Congress’. “Congress has officially conveyed to us that there will be no alliance. We are not in talks with Congress. Media reports stating that talks (between AAP & Congress) have been finalized, are planted by them,” tweeted ANI.
His remarks come amid reports claiming that the Congress is again trying to figure out options to align with the AAP in the national capital, with NCP leader Sharad Pawar actively involved in getting the two parties together.
Delhi Chief Minister and Aam aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal: Congress has officially conveyed to us that there will be no alliance. We are not in talks with Congress. Media reports stating that talks (between AAP & Congress) have been finalized, are planted by them. pic.twitter.com/oW6oTPHp7l— ANI (@ANI) March 19, 2019
Delhi Congress chief Dikshit, has earlier made it clear that aligning with AAP will not be in the party's interests keeping in view the assembly election in the national capital slated later.
However, AICC general secretary in-charge of Delhi Congress, PC Chacko, said: "I am in consultation with Congress party leaders in Delhi on the possibilities of forging an alliance with AAP.
"The Congress Working Committee has decided to align with like-minded parties across the country to defeat the BJP in Lok Sabha elections. I hope Delhi Congress leaders also go by this sentiment and decide on an alliance with AAP, but a final decision will be taken by the Congress president very soon," Chacko told PTI.