New Delhi: Delhi Congress president Subhash Chopra on Sunday denied all possibilities and said there was “no question of any alliance” with the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the national capital.
“Let the results be out. Personally, I am against it. I can’t even think of letting Arvind Kejriwal form govt in Delhi again. There’s no question of any alliance,” said Congress unit chief Subhash Chopra.
The AAP, as per all exit poll results, will make a comfortable comeback this time, with the BJP in a distant second place and a no-show by the grand old party.
Speculations began of the Congress looking for a merger after party in-charge PC Chacko earlier today said that any such possibility will depend on the results that will come out on February 11.
“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,” Chacko said, as quoted by news agency ANI.
The grand old party had backed the AAP during its debut after the 2013 Assembly Election, giving outside support and thus helping Kejriwal become a first-time Chief Minister. The alliance, however, collapsed within a span of 49 days, 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.
While exit polls predict Kejriwal’s return, the BJP has dismissed it saying these are not ‘exact polls’. The saffron party also claimed that CM Kejriwal will lose from his own constituency. All eyes are now awaiting Tuesday’s counting of votes that will determine the who takes the capital chair.