New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ruled out any alliance with Congress for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, stating Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has decided to go solo in the polls. “There is no question of an alliance now. We cannot understand the Congress’s intent. They are weakening us in Delhi, SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh and Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal,”the AAP convener reportedly said. Also Read - Major Setback For Congress in Gujarat as 2 Party MLAs Resign Ahead of Rajya Sabha Polls
Kejriwal stated that the Congress had refused to go for a Gathbandhan (alliance) and are firm in their stand. Furthermore the Delhi CM clarified that they had no love for the grand old party but were seeking for a tie-up only for the overall benefit of the nation. “The country is facing a severe crisis due to the Modi-Shah duo. Our priority is to remove them,” a leading daily quoted the AAP chief as saying. Also Read - Over 61 Private Hospitals Will Reserve 20% Beds For COVID-19 Patients, Says Delhi Govt
Later at a public rally, Arvind Kejriwal said that he was ‘fed up’ of convincing the Congress for the alliance. “I don’t know what they have in their minds,” he said about an alliance with the Congress and alleged that it was ‘weakening’ the AAP in Delhi, drawing a comparison with the SP-BSP combine in UP. Also Read - The New Normal? Salon Workers Covered In PPE Kits While Giving Haircuts, Images Go Viral
Meanwhile, Kejriwal had also promised that if AAP would win all the seven seats to ensure that Delhi gets full statehood status within two years.
Earlier on Saturday, the Delhi CM announced that he will conduct an indefinite hunger strike from March 1 onwards to demand full statehood for the national capital. Stating that democracy had been implemented in the entire nation except for Delhi, Chief Minister Kejriwal said that public votes determine a government yet the government does not have any power here.
“This time, if need be, we will enter the Prime Minister’s house to stage a dharna to push for our statehood demand,” he had said. Kejriwal had also promised that he would get every family a house to live in the city if his party won the general elections in the city.
(With Agency inputs)