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Arvind Kejriwal ‘unites’ bitter rivals

Arvind Kejriwal ‘unites’ bitter rivals
The West Bengal Chief Minister tweeted, “Delhi elections on February 7. My request to all of you in Delhi to please vote for AAP. For the greater need of the country and development in Delhi.”

Endorsing a non-BJP and non-Congress affiliation, the party decided to support AAP for the Delhi elections. TMC has been also overtly critical over various issues with the Centre, engaging constantly in a political confrontation with the BJP.

Toeing a  similar line, TMC’s rival in the state - Left parties too on Wednesday announced their support to AAP, asking their supporters to vote in favour of the Arvind Kejriwal-led party in those seats from where the joint front of the Left parties has not put up candidates in Assembly polls.

“15 seats are being contested jointly by Left parties in the Delhi polls. In the other  55 seats, our party has decided that it will ask our party members and voters to vote for the AAP. Most of the other Left parties are also of the same view,” said CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat.

He said the party line was not to support Congress and BJP and especially the latter. Karat said his party had taken similar stands earlier as well and had even voted for BSP in Delhi in earlier elections.

The CPI Delhi state council has also decided to extend support to AAP candidates in all those constituencies where the joint front of the Left parties has not put up candidates.

“The decision in this regard is being taken after seeing the all-out offensive by the rabid communal forces led by BJP and spearheaded by the divisive anti-national RSS to stoop down to unheard levels to somehow capture power. These pro-corporate Hindutva forces are using both money and muscle power along with slanderous campaigns and pernicious attempts even to amend nationally accepted Indian Constitution for scrapping secular, socialist contents,” said a CPI statement.
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