Will do anything to save country from duo of PM Modi, Amit Shah: Arvind Kejriwal on alliance with Congress
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that he and his party will do anything to save the country from the duo of PM Modi and BJP President Amit Shah.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that he and his party will do anything to save the country from the duo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah. “The country is in danger. To save the country from Modi Ji and Amit Shah Ji's 'jodi', we are ready to do whatever is needed. Our efforts will continue till the end,” Kejriwal said while speaking to reporters earlier in the day. His comment was in connection with the possibility of an alliance between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress in the Lok Sabha elections.
The AAP convenor was addressing a press conference in the national capital after a meeting of opposition parties to discuss the issue of EVM malfunctioning in the ongoing parliamentary election. Congress leaders and senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who were also present on the occasion, however, dodged questions on an alliance with the AAP and threw the ball in Kejriwal's court saying, ‘He knows better’.
“You ask him about the alliance. He knows better than us,” Sibal said, even as Congress leader and senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi said, “You know the stand of Congress. The alliance was almost done in Delhi but linking it with other states is not right.”
The uncertainty over an alliance between the AAP and the Congress has been continuing for some time now. The talks between the two sides derailed after they failed to reach an agreement over seat-sharing in Delhi and Haryana. Congress' in-charge for Delhi P C Chacko had said on Friday that the Congress would go it alone in Delhi since the AAP had taken an ‘impractical stand’.
AAP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia although said on Saturday that his party was ready to form an alliance with the Congress in Delhi, Haryana and Chandigarh but it would not agree for a tie-up just in the national capital.
(With inputs from PTI)