Delhi

Congress-AAP tie-up still in the works, says Chacko

All India Congress Committee general secretary in-charge P.C Chacko on Tuesday said discussions were on within the party regarding an alliance with AAP in Delhi.

Seat sharing

However, he denied that any decision had been taken regarding the sharing of the seven Lok Sabha seats. “We have been deliberating on whether to have an alliance with AAP in Delhi but have not discussed seat sharing. Once the alliance is decided only then will we come to the issue of seat sharing,” he said.

He said although the Delhi Congress was against a tie-up with AAP, the Congress Working Committee had decided that they would have alliances wherever possible with like-minded parties to defeat the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo, which was a threat to the country and the Delhi Congress would have to abide with the decision that is taken by party president Rahul Gandhi.

Sources said NCP chief Sharad Pawar met Mr. Gandhi as well as AAP leader Sanjay Singh to try and get the two parties to align to defeat the BJP.

A senior Congress leader said certain sections of the Delhi Congress had also warmed up to the idea of an alliance with five past DPCC presidents and 14 District President in Delhi agreeing to have an alliance with the AAP.

Delhi Congress President Sheila Dikshit and the three working presidents Devender Yadav, Haroon Yusuf and Rajesh Lilothia were, however, still on board and had made their stand clear by writing to Mr. Gandhi.

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