India General Polls 2019

AAP rejects alliance with Congress

20th April, 2019 11:36:27 printer

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday said that an alliance just in Delhi is not possible after the Congress refused to have a tie-up anywhere else with AAP. It accused the Congress of playing “spoilsport” in alliance talks and “being unfair” by not giving them any seat in Punjab and asking for too many seats in Delhi, reports NDTV.  

AAP Leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that giving three seats to the Congress in the national capital would mean “giving three seats to the BJP”, when asked his opinion on the 4:3 seat sharing formula proposed by the Congress.

He claimed that the Congress first proposed 6:3:1 seat sharing formula to the Aam Aadmi Party in Haryana where six seats would be for Congress, three for Janayak Janata Party (JJP) and one seat for AAP. “Our decision to form an alliance with the Congress was to stop the Modi-Shah duo,” he said.

“The Congress doesn’t have a single seat in Delhi, but they are demanding three seats from us. In Punjab, we have 4 MPs and 20 MLAs, yet they are not giving us any seats to contest from the state,” Manish Sisodia said.