Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal urges people not to vote for Congress

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New Delhi: With 2019 Lok Sabha just a few months away, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday warned people against voting for the Congress clearing out the speculation of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) being in touch with the grand old party for a tie-up for the upcoming national polls.

Addressing a function in the city, Arvind Kejriwal also asked people not to vote for the BJP, alleging that all seven MPs of the ruling party did nothing for Delhi’s development.

“Don’t vote for the Congress at all, if you vote for the Congress it will strengthen Narendra Modi. Let your votes not be split and give all seven parliamentary seats to AAP,” Kejriwal said.

His remarks are significant at a time there is a buzz about an alliance in Delhi between AAP and the Congress to stop the BJP in the 2019 parliamentary elections.

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Both the parties have so far not commented on the reports, which gained ground after the resignation of Ajay Maken as Delhi Congress president. Maken had been strictly opposed to any truck between the Congress and AAP and had warned his leadership about Kejriwal’s party eating into the Congress’s vote-base in the capital.

Senior AAP leader Gopal Rai recently said the party’s political affairs committee would take a call on alliances, after taking into account the views of leaders and workers from Delhi, Punjab and Haryana, after January 15.

Senior Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, whose three-term run in the capital ended with AAP’s stunning victory in assembly polls, has said that the national leadership will decide on a tie up for 2019 and she will abide by it.

The national executive of AAP, in a recent meeting, decided to contest all the seats in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Goa and Chandigarh, totaling 33, in the Lok Sabha elections.


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