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Ajay Maken denied Congress Alliance with AAP in Delhi

Ajay Maken denied Congress Alliance with AAP in Delhi
Written by Abhishek Lohia

New Delhi: Delhi State Congress Committee president Ajay Maken has dismissed speculation for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the possible alliance between ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress. Ajay Maken on Saturday said that the question of joining hands with Arvind Kejriwal does not arise. Maken also said that the people are now denying Kejriwal and they wants to bring the Congress back to Delhi. He said that Congress workers of Delhi and all the leaders do not want to tie-up or made an alliance with Arvind Kejriwal. There are some reasons for this. The first reason is that Kejriwal’s popularity descending and the people have now rejected him. The second reason is that in 2011 Kejriwal wrecked the Congress with Baba Ramdev, Kiran Bedi, RSS, and BJP. In such a case, the question of coalition does not arise with Kejriwal.

Before this on Friday, The Aam Aadmi Party had claimed, Congress leaders are doing an effort to make an alliance with AAP in Delhi, Punjab, and Haryana. ‘AAP’ national spokesperson Dilip Pandey said,”some senior Congress leaders are in touch with the Aam Aadmi Party leaders and they want our cooperation in Haryana, Delhi, and Punjab. According to the Pandey, Congress party is demanding a Lok Sabha seat in Delhi.

AAP has appointed in-charge of five Lok Sabha seats in Delhi on Friday. It is supposed that the candidates will also be Lok Sabha candidates from these charges. However, AAP has not appointed in charge of New Delhi seat and West Delhi seat. Then rumor has raised in political corridors that AAP are considering to combine with Congress party in 2019. The party has given the responsibility of Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha seat to the party’s national secretary Pankaj Gupta. National spokesperson of the party and former Delhi convener Dilip Pandey will take charge of the North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency.

Maken said that in the assembly elections, Aam Aadmi Party got 56 percent of the total votes and in the municipal elections, they had gotten only 26 percent of the votes. On the other hand, Congress’s vote has increased from nine percent to 22 per cent in these years. He also added, “the graph of Congress is increasingly growing“. Mankan alleged that people of Delhi are troubled by problems related to electricity and water. The results of this time of 10th and 12th class in Delhi are the lowest. People are upset with AAP.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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