AAP's Gopal Rai says party won't ally with Congress, will field candidates in all Lok Sabha seats of Delhi, Punjab and Haryana
AAP's Delhi unit convener Gopal Rai said the decision came in the wake of the recent statements of Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh and Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit
Gopal Rai said AAP will not go for an alliance with the Congress in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls
He the decision came in the wake of the statements of Amarinder Singh and Sheila Dikshit, who opposed an alliance with AAP
The AAP will announces names of the candidates for the Lok Sabha polls soon, Rai said
New Delhi: The AAP on Friday said it will not go for an alliance with the Congress in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, accusing the grand old party of being "arrogant", and added that it will field candidates on all the parliamentary constituencies of Delhi, Punjab and Haryana.
Senior AAP leader and the party's Delhi unit convener Gopal Rai said the decision came in the wake of the recent statements of Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh and Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit, opposing an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
"In the interest of the country, we were ready to drink the poison of the Congress, but the statements show that the Congress is still seeped in its arrogance. The AAP will contest all the Lok Sabha seats in the three states on its own," Rai said.
He added that the names of the candidates for the Lok Sabha polls will soon be announced by the party.
He further said the Congress is free to 'appoint whoever they trust', adding that he would 'exercise his options when the time comes'
Making it clear that he had no intention of quitting politics, Singh said there was no question of supporting Sidhu, who was 'clearly mixed up with Pakistan and a danger, as well as a disaster, for Punjab and the country'
The tussle for the state in 2022 will see a quadrangular contest between the Congress, the Shiromani Akali Dal, the BJP and the AAP