New Delhi: Congress on Sunday said that any possibility of an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) depended on the result of the Delhi Assembly Election, also stressing that unlike predicted by all the exit polls, the party was actually likely to do much better. Also Read - How Reliable Are Delhi Election Exit Polls? Take a Look at Its Past Record
Notably, all exit polls, conducted hours after voting for yesterday’s Assembly polls, have forecast a comfortable majority win for the ruling AAP and a disastrous show by the grand old party. Also Read - Delhi Assembly Election 2020: 'Exit Polls Also Mean Manoj Tiwari's Exit as Delhi BJP Chief,' Says AAP
On Sunday, speaking to news agency ANI, PC Chacko, Delhi Congress in-charge, said, “It depends on the results. Once results are out then only we can discuss it; I think the surveys are not correct. Congress is likely to do better than what surveys predict.” Also Read - Exit Polls 'Not Exact Polls', Kejriwal Losing His Own Assembly Seat, Claims BJP After Meeting Shah
Congress had supported AAP in after the 2013 Assembly Election as well, giving outside support to the AAP and thus helping Arvind Kejriwal become a first-time Chief Minister. The alliance, however, collapsed 49 days later, leading to President’s Rule in the national capital.
In the Assembly Election that followed, nearly a year later, the AAP registered a comprehensive victory, winning 67 seats in the 70-seat Delhi Assembly. The BJP won the remaining three seats while the Congress drew a blank.
The BJP, however, has dismissed the exit polls, remarking that these are just exit polls and not ‘exact polls.’ Then party, in fact, claims that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will lose from his own constituency of Delhi.