Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has made a desperate plea to Congress President Rahul Gandhi, asking him to consider stitching an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party in Haryana for this year’s Lok Sabha polls.
Taking to Twitter, Kejriwal wrote, “People of this country want to defeat the duo of Amit Shah and Narendra Modi. If JJP, AAP and Congress fight together, the BJP will face defeat in all 10 seats of Haryana. Rahul Gandhi ji, please consider this.”
देश के लोग अमित शाह और मोदी जी की जोड़ी को हराना चाहते हैं। अगर हरियाणा में JJP, AAP और कांग्रेस साथ लड़ते हैं तो हरियाणा की दसों सीटों पर भाजपा हारेगी। राहुल गांधी जी इस पर विचार करें।
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 13, 2019
His tweet came amidst rising speculations on whether the two rival parties will strike a deal in Delhi for the Lok Sabha polls. Although the Delhi unit of the Congress has repeatedly said that there was no possibility of striking a deal with the AAP, latest reports suggest that Rahul Gandhi is seeking feedback from his supporters on the matter.
Gandhi on Monday had almost confirmed that his party will have no alliance with Kejriwal-led AAP in this year’s Lok Sabha polls in Delhi. Speaking at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Delhi, Gandhi had said, “I want to tell booth workers of the Congress party. This is entirely up to you. The Congress has to win all the seven seats here (Delhi). The booth level workers have to ensure it.”
Delhi has seven seats that were won by the BJP in 2014.
Earlier, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had said that there was question of the Congress fighting the Lok Sabha polls in the state in alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party.