New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has made it clear that it would go solo in the national capital and that there would be no alliance with the Congress. This development came a day after the AAP party declared its candidate for the seventh Lok Sabha seat in Delhi.
On Sunday, the party declared its last candidate in Delhi, with a senior leader saying the announcement was made seeing the Congress’s “irresponsible and indecisive” attitude towards an alliance.
Senior AAP leader Gopal Rai asserted that “enough is enough” while listing out the names of final candidates for the seven Lok Sabha seats. He added that there is no question of “any roll back”.
“Despite facing stiff opposition from its workers, the AAP was open to an alliance with the Congress in Delhi but after waiting for so long and constantly hearing conflicting statements from the party, we have decided that enough is enough and now even if Congress approaches us with a proposal there would be no alliance in Delhi,” PTI reported Gopal Rai as saying. He said there has been no communication from the Congress and it clearly shows that the grand old party is “not serious” about elections in Delhi.
The ruling AAP had earlier on March 2, announced the names of its candidates for the six Lok Sabha seats.
Earlier reports emerged of a possible alliance between Congress-AAP when the grand old party took feedback from its workers on a tie-up with the AAP.
“There are many leaders and workers in Delhi Congress who are in favour of alliance with AAP. But a final call in this regard will be taken by party president Rahul Gandhi,” P C Chacko, a senior Congress leader, had said earlier.
The Lok Sabha Elections 2019 will begin on April 11 and will be held in seven phases, the Election Commission announced on Sunday. The model code of conduct came into immediate effect from March 10 itself and the counting of votes will take place on May 23, 2019.