New Delhi: The alliance talks between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress in Haryana and Delhi for the ongoing Lok Sabha Elections 2019 were called off on Wednesday following disagreement over seat-sharing in the two states. Also Read - Bengaluru, Shimla 'Most Livable' Cities in Govt's Ease of Living Index | Check Complete List Here
Announcing the decision, AAP leader Sanjay Singh informed that the Congress has refused to form an alliance in Haryana and the Arvind Kejriwal-led party does not want a tie-up only in Delhi. Also Read - AAP Sweeps Delhi MCD Bypolls, Arvind Kejriwal Says People Now Want Good Work In Municipality Too
“In order to stop BJP we were ready for an alliance with Congress, but Congress is not in a mood for any coalition. It is a matter of sadness, that even after so many efforts, Congress is not ready for any kind of compromise,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2021: AIADMK, DMK Continue Seat-sharing Talks, Fate of Sasikala to be Decided
The development came a few days after Kejriwal asserted that his party will do anything to ‘save the country’ from PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. Speaking to reporters after a meeting of opposition parties which was held to discuss the issue of EVM malfunctioning in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections 2019, Kejriwal said,”The country is in danger. We will do anything to save it. Our effort to save the country from Narendra Modi and Amit Shah will continue.”
The uncertainty over an alliance between the AAP and the Congress has been continuing for some time now.
On Friday, Congress party had announced that it will fight the Lok Sabha polls in Delhi alone but maintained that it is still willing to have an alliance with AAP provided that the tie-up is restricted only to the national capital.
Congress’ in-charge for Delhi PC Chacko said that Congress will go alone in Delhi since AAP has taken an “impractical stand”. “We are still ready (for alliance) if AAP is willing to have an alliance in Delhi alone. We want to fight the BJP together. We are compelled to go on our own as AAP is going back on its stand,” Chacko told reporters.
The polling for 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana and eight constituencies in Delhi will be held on May 12, in sixth phase of the general elections. The counting of votes will be conducted on May 23.