Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (Mint)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (Mint)

Kejriwal revives call for alliance with Congress

  • The message by Arvind Kejriwal is in line with the view of some Opposition parties, which are trying to pool together anti-BJP votes
  • Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday ruled out an alliance with the party in Delhi

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday once again revived the debate of an alliance with the Congress, this time in the state of Haryana.

This comes even as Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday ruled out an alliance with the party in Delhi.

Kejriwal said to ensure the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) did not win a single seat in Haryana, the Congress, the AAP and Dushyant Chautala's party Jananayaka Janata Party (JJP) should join hands.

"The people of this country want to make the duo of Amit Shah and Modi lose the election. If the JJP, AAP and Congress fight the Lok Sabha elections in Haryana together then the BJP will not win in any of the 10 seats. Rahul Gandhi should think about this," Kejriwal said in a tweet in Hindi.

Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the message by Kejriwal is in line with the view of some Opposition parties, which are trying to pool together anti-BJP votes in their respective states.

Even though the two parties have been at loggerheads in the past, the AAP was keen on an alliance with the Congress in Delhi and taking that forward to the states of Haryana and Punjab for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

However, the Delhi state unit and central unit of the Congress has officially ruled out an alliance with the AAP.

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