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'No Grand Alliance in Delhi, Congress refuses to tie-up,' claims Arvind Kejriwal

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 25 February 2019, 14:28 IST
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Ending the speculation over the alliance politics in Delhi, CM Arvind Kejriwal has clarified that Congress party has closed all doors for tie-up and that AAP will contest alone in Delhi for the upcoming polls.

In an interview to NDTV, Delhi CM has stated, “They (Congress) have refused to go for a gathbandhan (alliance). It appears they are firm.”

Kejriwal explained that he was ready for a tie-up with the Congress despite the bitter rivalry with the grand old party as the AAP considers ‘Modi-Shah duo’ its “biggest challenge.” He further said, “To remove the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo from power is the task.”

Arvind Kejriwal and PM Modi

In the Delhi Assembly election, AAP had decimated the BJP and Congress by winning 67 seats out of 70 and BJP had plunged to 3. Kejriwal, who is slated to hold indefinite hunger strike from March 1, to demand full statehood for Delhi has been voicing his concern about BJP’s ‘divisive politics.’

Delhi CM said during the interview, “PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah have destroyed the economy, caused an environment of hate and weakened the country's unity in a way Pakistan couldn't in 70 years. To stop them, we will do anything. We don't have any love for the Congress.”

Analyzing Congress’ steps to ally with regional party’s and thereafter, going alone in UP and Bengal, he said, “What is the Congress intending? They are weakening the opposition in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal...But in Delhi, we are confident that AAP will win all seven seats.”

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First published: 25 February 2019, 14:26 IST