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AAP, Congress dismiss talk of alliance in Delhi


New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday asked the Congress to “show guts” and announce its candidates for the seven Delhi Lok Sabha seats for the 2019 general elections after Congress’ Delhi chief Ajay Maken ruled out any alliance with the Arvind Kejriwal-led party. CM Arvind Kejriwal’s media advisor Nagendar Sharma said Maken, “after being rejected in politics”,  was trying his hand at psephology.

“Having led his party to security deposits being lost in 63/70 Delhi constituencies, he is now measuring graphs. Show guts and declare your seats,” Sharma tweeted.

He said the Kairana by-poll result in Uttar Pradesh clearly indicated that non-BJP parties need not be led by the Congress.

“This old party hobnobs with the BJP and treats other parties with disdain. Its Delhi unit is a virtual BJP front,” Sharma said,reports IANS.

The Delhi Congress chief also dismissed speculation of an alliance with the AAP, saying Kejriwal was responsible for the rise of the BJP and PM Modi. “The one who has defamed the Congress and has created a monster called Modi is Arvind Kejriwal. I, as the President of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee, on behalf of all the Congress leaders and workers, confirm that no one from our party wants to support Kejriwal. When the people are not supporting him, we will also not support.”