Soon after the Congress decision not to make any truck with Aam Admi Party in Delhi for the upcoming Lok Sabha Election, Congress Delhi chief and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said that the decision was unanimous.
“A unanimous decision was taken against the alliance (with AAP),'' she said. The decision regarding not have any alliance with AAP was taken after Congress president Rahul Gandhi held a meeting of senior party leaders at his residence. The meeting followed an intervention by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for a tie-up between the Congress and AAP in Delhi as part of efforts to forge a grand alliance between various opposition parties across the country to take on the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections.
Both the parties have been ruling out joining hands in Delhi for the Lok Sabha elections, despite AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal expressing his willingness to be a part of the opposition grand alliance.
However, at the local level, they have ruled out a tie-up in the National Capital. AAP has already declared candidates for six of Delhi's seven Lok Sabha seats, accusing the Congress of refusing an alliance with it. (UNI)