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‘Cong. does not need alliances in Punjab’

AAP has lost people’s support: CM

Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said the Congress does not need any alliances to fight the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, which it would win hands down on its own.

“Given the public sentiment in Punjab, where the Congress had won the recent elections, the party does not require any alliance for the parliamentary elections next year,” he said in a statement here.

Pointing out that the Aam Aadmi Party had lost the support of the people in Punjab, Capt. Amarinder said that he had not at any stage mentioned that he was open to an alliance between the Congress and the AAP in the State.

“The fact was that given the Congress sweep in the State in all recent elections, beginning with last year’s Assembly polls, the party did not really need any political coalition for next year’s parliamentary polls,” he said. Capt. Amarinder however, reiterated that the final decision on pre-poll alliances rested with the Congress high command, and its decision would be accepted.

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