Rahul Gandhi sends ball in Arvind Kejriwal’s court, says Delhi CM has done ‘U-turn’ on alliance

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi has said that his party was willing to give up four seats in Delhi to form an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party but Arvind Kejriwal performed a ‘U-turn.’ This is the first time Gandhi has publicly acknowledged that his party was engaged in talks with Kejriwal.

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He wrote on Twitter, “An alliance between the Congress & 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. #AbAAPkiBaari”

Earlier AICC in-charge of Delhi PC Chacko had said that while the Congress was willing to settle for three out of seven seats in Delhi, the AAP was adamant on striking similar alliance in Haryana and Punjab. According to him, the AAP was not willing to enter into alliance just for DELHI.

Delhi goes to polls on 12 May. Experts say that a Congress-AAP alliance will be a crushing blow to the BJP, which had won all seven seats in 2014.

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has already made it abundantly clear that there was no question of a Congress-AAP alliance in the state, where he led his party to a huge victory in the 2017 assembly elections.

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