AAP MP Sanjay Singh said on Saturday that the Congress had refused to share seats in Haryana, leading to the breakdown in the alliance talks. Addressing press conference in Delhi, Singh said that his party had agreed to contest on one seat in Haryana, giving six to the Congress and three to the newly formed JJP.
“Congress leaders Azad and (Bhupinder Singh) Hooda have refused to form an alliance in Haryana. We were ready to give three seats to the Congress in Delhi if they had agreed to form an alliance in Haryana too,” Sanjay Singh was quoted by news agency PTI.
The Congress and the AAP have been holding talks to strike an electoral deal for Delhi. Congress President Rahul Gandhi had recently 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.
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.
More details awaited.