Congress claims its decision to have a seat-sharing arrangement with AAP is based on a recent survey among its party workers who responded in affirmative.
By Rakesh Raman
While AAP supreme leader Arvind Kejriwal has been openly abusing Congress leaders and accusing them of corruption, he had no other option but to implore Congress for a tie-up because of AAP’s dwindling clout in Delhi.
Although both Congress and AAP hoped to win all 7 local Lok Sabha seats – currently held by BJP – their alliance was inevitable to defeat BJP.
Congress claims its decision to have a seat-sharing arrangement with AAP is based on a recent survey among its party workers who responded in affirmative. Both Congress and AAP are expected to contest the election on 3 seats each while they will offer one seat to an independent candidate who will most likely be Yashwant Sinha, a former BJP leader who is running an aggressive campaign against BJP.
As Kejriwal’s AAP has announced its candidates for 6 Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, it will have to withdraw those names and announce new candidates for 3 seats.
The Lok Sabha election in Delhi will take place in the sixth phase on May 12, while the counting of votes will happen on May 23.
By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society. He also creates and publishes a number of digital publications on different subjects.
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