The Congress’ Delhi unit on Thursday took a dig at the Aam Aadmi Party for not supporting its candidate in the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman’s election, saying that AAP would have been “history” but for the Congress support in 2013.
“AAP says ‘politics not run on egos’. Yet Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is sulking because he didn’t get a call from Congress President Rahul Gandhi to seek support, thus helping the BJP. Using this logic, in 2013, the Bharatiya Janata Party would have formed the government in Delhi and AAP would have been history,” Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken said in a series of tweets.
His remarks came after AAP leader Sanjay Singh said that his party was expecting a call from the Congress President to seek support for B.K. Hariprasad’s candidature for the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chair’s post. NDA candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh earlier in the day won the election, from which the AAP abstained.
Referring to Congress support to the AAP after the December 2013 Assembly polls in Delhi, Maken said: “Kejriwalji, did we not, without asking, support the formation of an AAP government in 2013 to stop the BJP?
“But soon after forming the government with our support, you spread lies, lodged FIRs against our leaders and also fielded candidates against all sitting Congress MPs in Delhi to ensure the BJP’s victory.”
“Why are you supporting the BJP by selectively fielding candidates against the Congress?” Maken asked.