AAP taunts Congress by offering alliance in Delhi, says it does not deserve even a single seat

By Priyanka Tiwari February 13, 2024 5:01 PM IST

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New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday offered an alliance to Congress in Delhi after announcing that it will contest elections on all 13 seats in Punjab. However, the proposal was accompanied by a sharp satire as the Aam Aadmi Party said the Congress was not entitled to a single seat in the national capital on merit. Party MP Sandeep Pathak said that AAP wants the Congress party to contest only one of the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi. The ruling party will contest the remaining seats.

Offering a seat in view of coalition religion

Sandeep Pathak said that on merit, the Congress party is not entitled to a single seat in Delhi, but keeping in mind the ‘dharma of alliance’ we are offering them a seat in Delhi. We propose Congress party to contest on 1 seat and AAP on 6 seats.

Let us tell you that in the 2019 general elections, Bharatiya Janata Party had made a clean sweep by winning all the seven seats while Congress stood second with more than 22 percent votes while AAP got less votes than Congress. However, since 2019, AAP has performed well in Delhi as well as Punjab. The party defeated BJP and Congress in Delhi Assembly elections and Municipal Corporation elections. Besides, the Congress government in Punjab was also overthrown. AAP and the Congress Party are allies of the India Alliance and are discussing seat-sharing agreements in Punjab and Delhi. However, their state units have shown reluctance to form an alliance.

Will finalize seat distribution: Jairam Ramesh

Meanwhile, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Monday said that the alliance of opposition parties ‘India’ is strong and all its allies will soon finalize the seat sharing for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Addressing a press conference in Korba district of Chhattisgarh, Ramesh said that Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Lok Dal leaving the ‘India’ alliance will not have any impact on the front. In response to a question, Ramesh said, “India’ alliance is strong. Nitish ji has done a U-turn and RLD is also trying to do the same. There were 28 parties in the alliance. Now two parties are reduced.” He said, ”Discussions are going on with Aam Aadmi Party, DMK, NCP, Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena and Mamata Banerjee ji regarding seat sharing (for Lok Sabha elections). The separation of Nitish and RLD will not affect the alliance. We are strong and soon the seat sharing in various states will be finalized.” (Input-Language)

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