AAP rules out electoral pact with Congress in Delhi

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party has ruled out electoral alliance with Congress for the upcoming polls in Delhi.

Congress had lately been warming up to the idea of an alliance for the Lok Sabha election in Delhi.

“There will be no alliance with the Congress in Delhi,” AAP leader Gopal Rai said in the national capital.

AAP’s sharp statement, which blames the Congress for sitting on the offer to team up, comes hours after Maratha strongman Sharad Pawar’s reached out to Congress boss Rahul Gandhi to arrive at an arrangement with Aam Aadmi Party.

The Congress is extremely divided in Delhi over the alliance and has already wasted a lot of time, said Rai, convenor of AAP’s Delhi unit that has prepped to launch the party’s campaign for the Lok Sabha from March 23.

“We kept on pleading (with the Congress)… they acted very arrogantly,” Rai said, underlining that if AAP waited any longer, it would be a huge setback for the anti-BJP campaign. Delhi votes on May 12.