Congress has 'more or less' ruled out an alliance with Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi, says Arvind Kejriwal

Asked whether the AAP was more eager for an alliance with the Congress, he said the BJP would benefit in a three-cornered contest.

Press Trust of India February 14, 2019 15:43:59 IST
Congress has 'more or less' ruled out an alliance with Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi, says Arvind Kejriwal
  • The Congress has more or less ruled out an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said

  • Asked whether the AAP was more eager for an alliance with the Congress, he said the BJP would benefit in a three-cornered contest

  • The meeting, hosted by NCP president Sharad Pawar at his residence, also saw Congress Rahul and Kejriwal coming together for the first time

New Delhi: The Congress has "more or less" ruled out an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday, a day after he had participated in a meeting with opposition leaders, including Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

Congress has more or less ruled out an alliance with Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi says Arvind Kejriwal

File image of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Getty images

Responding to a question on an alliance with the Congress, he said it has "more or less ruled out the alliance (with AAP)". Asked whether the AAP was more eager for an alliance with the Congress, he said the BJP would benefit in a three-cornered contest.

Moving forward on a united anti-BJP front for the Lok Sabha elections, top opposition leaders including Rahul Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday agreed to work together to prepare a common minimum programme to oust the Modi government and to consider forging a pre-poll alliance.

The meeting, hosted by NCP president Sharad Pawar at his residence, also saw Congress Rahul and Kejriwal coming together for the first time.

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