News / Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress rules out alliance with AAP in Delhi

India TV : Mar 05, 2019, 03:40 PM
The Congress will not form an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party in the national capital for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit told reporters on Tuesday. A unanimous decision has been taken that there will be no alliance in Delhi. Arvind Kejriwal-led party had announced candidates for six of Delhi's seven Lok Sabha seats & had also accused the Congress party of refusing for alliance.

In the list of candidates announced by AAP, Atishi Marlena has been nominated to contest from East Delhi, Guggan Singh will contest from Northwest Delhi. AAP political affairs committee member Raghav Chadha will contest from South Delhi, while Pankaj Gupta has been nominated to contest from the Chandni Chowk seat. Dilip Pandey and Brijesh Goyal will contest from Northeast Delhi and New Delhi seats respectively.

The party has not yet decided who will contest from the West Delhi seat.

In the 2014 general elections, the BJP had won all seven seats of Delhi. The Aam Aadmi Party, however, has found tremendous support in the national capital. In the 2015 assembly elections, AAP won 67 of Delhi's 70 seats, the Congress drew a blank.