New Delhi: Amid the uncertainty over the alliance with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday tweeted that the grand old party is ready to give up four Delhi seats to Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP to ensure a victory over the BJP. Notably, this was Gandhi’s first statement on his party’s attempts at forging an alliance with the AAP in national capital.
“An alliance between the Congress and AAP in Delhi would mean the rout of the BJP. The Congress is willing to give up 4 Delhi seats to the AAP to ensure this. But, Mr Kejriwal has done yet another U turn! Our doors are still open, but the clock is running out,” Rahul Gandhi wrote on Twitter today.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal was quick to reply to Gandhi’s tweet. Hitting back at the Congress president, Kejriwal asked what ‘u-turn’ Gandhi is referring to when the talks over the alliance are still underway.
“Your tweet shows that the alliance is not something you want but is only for show. I am disappointed that you are just making statements. Today, saving the country from the danger of Modi-Shah is priority. Unfortunately, you are helping Modiji by distributing anti-Modi votes in UP and other states too,” Kejriwal said in a reply to Gandhi.
Earlier on Sunday, Kejriwal had 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 claimed,”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. Earlier on Saturday, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia had also said that his party is still ready to form an alliance with the Congress in Delhi, Haryana and Chandigarh for Lok Sabha elections 2019.