‘Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi Refused To Forge Lok Sabha Alliance With AAP’: Delhi CM Arvind KejriwalArvind Kejriwal (Image: NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) National Convener Arvind Kejriwal on Monday (1 April) said that there were no talks on with the Congress regarding alliance in the national capital as its President Rahul Gandhi has already refused it.

“There is nothing on the alliance with Congress. We had one meeting with Rahul Gandhi where he refused to have an alliance with AAP,” Kejriwal told IANS, as reported by Hindustan Times.

According to the report, the development comes days after Congress’ Delhi in-charge PC Chacko said that the Congress and AAP would come together to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party.

“Party president to take final decision today (26 March). We have had no word with AAP, as we had to take preliminary decision on our party’s political stand whether we wanted an alliance or not. Both parties may have problems, that apart we’ve to defeat Modi and BJP. So, we’ll come together,” Chacko was quoted by ANI as saying last week.

On the question of Delhi Congress President Sheila Dikshit’s statement of AAP not approaching the party, Kejriwal said,“If we have talked to him (Gandhi) there is no need of talking” to anyone else, reports Hindustan Times.

As per the report, Kejriwal made the remark at Visakhapatnam airport while leaving for Delhi, a day after he attended a rally along with Mamata Banerjee and Chandrababu Naidu.

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