AAP to contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections in BJP strongholds; party yet to decide on participating in 'mahagathbandhan'

The AAP national executive on Friday decided to contest parliamentary polls in states where the BJP is strong and monitor the emerging situation in the country before taking a call on joining the grand alliance.

Press Trust of India December 28, 2018 20:34:17 IST
AAP to contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections in BJP strongholds; party yet to decide on participating in 'mahagathbandhan'

New Delhi: The AAP national executive on Friday decided to contest parliamentary polls in states where the BJP is strong and monitor the emerging situation in the country before taking a call on joining the grand alliance. Talking to reporters after the meeting, senior party leader Gopal Rai said the AAP has decided to fight "autocracy" of the Modi government.

AAP to contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections in BJP strongholds party yet to decide on participating in mahagathbandhan

File image of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. AFP

"The Aam Aadmi Party will fight against this autocracy by challenging the BJP in states where it is strong," he said. Rai, when asked about AAP's participation in 'mahagathbandhan', said, "We will monitor the situation in the country and take a decision accordingly." Mahagathbandhan is a grand alliance of opposition parties against the BJP for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The meeting also discussed the condition of farmers in the country.

"The BJP has cheated the farmers and the Congress which won in three states recently on the promise of loan waiver is also doing it partially," said Rai. A meeting of the National Council of the party will be held on Saturday.

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