New Delhi: Support for Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit’s view of not joining hands with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for the Lok Sabha elections seems to be dwindling if sources are to be believed.
Dikshit was the first person to have announced that the Congress has taken a unanimous decision to not stitch a pre-poll alliance with AAP for the Lok Sabha elections, but according to recent reports, the status quo could change soon.
Recently it was reported that the Congress party sent out a voice message on all workers’ cellphones through the Shakti app- asking their views and seeking feedback on a seat-sharing alliance with AAP. This app was earlier used when the Congress was faced with the question of choosing chief ministers for Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh after last year’s assembly elections. This time the voice message was from party leader PC Chacko.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi is then expected to take note of the party workers’ feedback and act accordingly.
Now a report in Times of India mentions that Sheila Dikshit is among the few party members who are against a tie-up with the Aam Aadmi Party.
The TOI quoted PC Chacko, “We have spoken to the working presidents, former DPCC presidents and heads of the district units and many of them are in favour of an alliance with AAP. But a final call would be taken by party president Rahul Gandhi.”
Another former DPCC president (whose name has been withheld) said that it was important to stand by Sheila Dikshit’s decision in the party meeting but now with the feedback from other senior leaders and workers tilting in favour of an alliance, the party leadership is forced to reassess its decision.