After failing to stitch a much-needed alliance in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday proposed to Rahul Gandhi to form an alliance of Jannayak Janta Party-AAP-Congress in Haryana for the April-May Lok Sabha polls.
The Aam Aadmi chief said such an alliance will defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party in all the 10 seats in Haryana and will play a big role in defeating the “Modi-Shah partnership” at the national level.
However exuding confidence in his party, Kejriwal said the AAP will win in Delhi without the Congress.
Earlier on Tuesday, Kejriwal asserted his party will win all seven Lok Sabha constituencies in Delhi “on its own”, a day after AICC president Rahul Gandhi asked Congress workers to ensure victory on the seats.
Asked about AAP’s possible alliance partners, Kejriwal said, “We are not in talks with Congress for alliance”.
Kejriwal’s statement has come after Gandhi on Monday addressed Delhi Congress booth workers and asked them to ensure the party’s victory on all Lok Sabha seats in Delhi.
Kejriwal also claimed that both Congress and BJP are against granting full statehood to Delhi.
Addressing the media from AAP’s new headquarters at ITO, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said his party will fight the Lok Sabha election on the issue of full statehood as the national capital has been suffering without it.
Earlier last week, state party chief Sheila Dikshit said that Congress will not forge an alliance with the AAP in Delhi for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
The decision came in a meeting convened by Rhul Gandhi after the AAP announced names of party candidates on six of seven seats in Delhi for the general election.
During a meeting of ‘Mahagathbandhan’, leaders at NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s residence last month, Congress president Rahul Gandhi had refused a proposal for an alliance between his party and the AAP, citing opposition from its Delhi unit leaders.