Rubbishing speculation about any form of coalition between the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the national Capital ahead of 2019 lok Sabha elections, Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken ruled out the possibility of forming any alliance with the AAP.
Maken said that no party worker or leader wants any alliance with the AAP at a time when the graph of the Kejriwal Government is “declining fast” and that of the Congress “going up”. “leaders and workers of the party do not want any alliance with AAP due to two reasons. First, the popularity of Kejriwal is fast declining as his Government is not working. Second, the AAP is responsible for creating the monster of Modi,” Maken said.
The talks about possibility of forming coalition between the two parties started on Friday when AAP leader Dilip Pandey took Twitter to claim that the Congress was in touch with them for an alliance.
“The AAP got 56-57 per cent votes in the 2015 Assembly elections that fell to 26 per cent in municipal polls last year. The Congress on the other hand got 9.5 per cent votes in 2015 that went up to 22 per cent in same polls which shows party’s graph is rising in Delhi,” he said.
He also said “The people of Delhi have already rejected the AAP on issues of power, water and education. The Congress workers and leaders feel there is no reason to support them.”
“Arvind Kejriwal is the person who stood with the likes of Baba Ramdev, General VK Singh, and Kiran Bedi during Anna movement. The party can go for a secular alliance but how can we have alliance with those who spoke against the Congress in the company of Baba Ramdev and Kiran Bedi,” he asked.
Maken further said that when even people do not want the AAP in Delhi as they are fed up with the government due to failure in all the front including water, power and the recently declared poor results of 10th and 12th board.
The AAP has announced the names of incharges for the five out of seven lok Sabha seats in Delhi. It has yet to decide the names of incharges for remaining two seats. The last time the Congress and the AAP had come together to outwit the BJP following the 2013 Assembly elections in Delhi.