News Brief

AAP's Seat-Sharing Plan: Three Seats In Delhi, Six In Punjab Offered To Congress For Lok Sabha Elections

Nayan Dwivedi

Jan 09, 2024, 02:30 PM | Updated 02:30 PM IST

Minister Atishi Marlena of the AAP government in Delhi. (Photo: Atishi/Facebook)
Minister Atishi Marlena of the AAP government in Delhi. (Photo: Atishi/Facebook)

In a recent political development, the initial round of discussions between the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) regarding seat-sharing in Delhi for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections concluded without a formal announcement of the numbers.

However, both parties have expressed commitment to collaborating and stated that subsequent meetings will be held to finalise the seat-sharing formula.

As reported by The Times Of India, sources suggest that AAP has indicated a willingness to offer three out of the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi to Congress.

In return, AAP is seeking accommodation on one Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat, three in Haryana, and one in Goa.

Additionally, AAP is said to have proposed allocating six out of the 13 seats in Punjab to Congress.

Also Read: 'Not Free Or Fair': US On Bangladesh Elections As India Hails Sheikh Hasina's Victory

This initial offer will likely undergo further discussions and revisions before reaching a final agreement.

The meeting also involved key leaders from both parties, including Mukul Wasnik, Congress' national alliance committee convenor, Ashok Gehlot, former Rajasthan CM, and AAP leaders Sandeep Pathak, Atishi, and Saurabh Bharadwaj.

While the specifics of the discussions were not disclosed, Wasnik stated that a final decision on seat-sharing would be reached in subsequent meetings.

The leaders also agreed to coordinate closely and establish a joint war room for strategic management once the seat-sharing terms are finalised.

Also Read: Bhutan: Economic Growth Takes Centre Stage As The Himalayan Kingdom Votes In Final Round Of Elections

Nayan Dwivedi is Staff Writer at Swarajya.

Get Swarajya in your inbox.