AAP ‘B Team’ of BJP: Digvijay

The Congress had "chosen a lesser evil" by supporting Arvind Kejriwal in forming the government in Delhi in 2013, says the Congress leader.

Updated - November 28, 2021 07:40 am IST

Published - January 24, 2015 12:28 pm IST - New Delhi

AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh during a press conference in Vjayawada. File photo: V. Raju

AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh during a press conference in Vjayawada. File photo: V. Raju

Aam Aadmi Party is the ‘B Team’ of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress had “chosen a lesser evil” by supporting Arvind Kejriwal in forming the government in Delhi in 2013, Congress leader Digvijay Singh said on Saturday.

In a series of tweets, Mr. Singh suggested that his consistent stand that AAP was ‘B Team’ of BJP has been vindicated.

The Congress general secretary, a known detractor of the BJP and the Sangh Parivar, said the Congress supported Mr. Kejriwal in forming the government in Delhi in 2013 because “we chose a lesser evil”.

“AAP and Kejriwal are B Team of BJP. If you ask why then we supported AAP. We had to choose between BJP and its B Team, we chose lesser evil,” Mr. Singh tweeted.

He alleged that Mr. Kejriwal attended the meeting of the Vivekanand International Foundation in 2010 with Sangh ideologues S. Gurumurthy, K.N. Govindacharya and other leaders of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

“Didn’t Kejriwal attend meeting in Feb 2010 in Vivekanand International Foundation along with Gurumurty Govindacharya & other RSS leaders?

“Weren’t Ramdev and a representative of Sri Sri Ravishankar also present in the meeting at Vivekanand International Foundation in Feb 2010?,” he asked.

”...Every word I said about the Pseudo Civil Society Activists has come true,” the Rajya Sabha MP said.

The BJP, however, termed Mr. Singh’s statement as “hilarious and ridiculous”.

“If they knew all this, why were they supporting the Aam Aadmi Pary in formation of Government in Delhi?” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra asked.

The Congress had lost power in the last Assembly elections after 15 years in office and got just eight of the total 70 seats, the majority of them from the minority dominated areas.

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