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After refusing, Congress seeks workers’ views on alliance with AAP in Delhi

The audio clip was recorded by AICC in-charge PC Chacko and in that he can be heard asking the party workers their views on an alliance with the AAP.

lok sabha elections Updated: Mar 14, 2019 12:16 IST
HT Correspondent
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The Congress doesn’t seem to have totally ruled out an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi. On Wednesday, it sought the views of its Delhi unit workers on the issue via an audio clip through its mobile app.(ANI)

The Congress doesn’t seem to have totally ruled out an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi. On Wednesday, it sought the views of its Delhi unit workers on the issue via an audio clip through its mobile app.

The audio clip was recorded by AICC in-charge PC Chacko and in that he can be heard asking the party workers their views on an alliance with the AAP.

The survey was launched on the Congress’s app on Wednesday and is scheduled to wind up on Thursday. The results of the survey will be sent to the party high command which will then take a final call on an alliance with the AAP.

The move comes even as the AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal, though refused an alliance in Delhi, has once again offered an alliance with the Congress, albeit in Haryana.

Making his offer, Kejriwal said that an alliance between the two parties could help defeat the BJP on all 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana.

Last week, Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit had categorically stated that the party would not enter into an alliance with the AAP and that it would contest the elections on its own.

Explaining the reasons for his proposal of an alliance in Haryana, Kejriwal said that an alliance with the Congress would help “in a big way” to defeat the “Modi-Shah” duo at the national level.

But, even as the AAP looks to form an alliance with the Congress, its ally in Haryana, the Jannnayak Janta Party (JJP), is against such a tie-up.

Minutes after Kejriwal’s offer of an alliance to the Congress, the JJP issued a statement saying that it would not enter into an alliance with the Congress.

JJP’s national general secretary KC Bangar said that the party had been formed on the ideology of the late Choudhary Devi Lal who had fought against the Congress. “JJP will never enter into any alliance with the Congress and will not be part of any alliance which includes Congress,” Bangar said.

First Published: Mar 14, 2019 11:46 IST