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AAP may form alliance with regional parties in Delhi's neighbouring states

AAP may form alliance with regional parties in Delhis neighbouring states

NEW DELHI: With an eye on the upcoming Lok Sabha election, AAP national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is planning to ally with INLD led by Ajay Chautala and his two sons — Dushyant and Digvijay, in Haryana. Gurugram of Haryana comes under the National Capital Territory and has very intense communication with Delhi. Sources in the AAP noted that the party's focus is to make the neighbouring states stronger and spread its power which would help in governing the Delhi.

Kejriwal on Wednesday hinted towards having a coalition with the Dushyant Chautala faction of INLD in the upcoming elections in Haryana if any such proposal comes to him. Accompanied by AAP's Haryana unit president Naveen Jaihind, Kejriwal arrived in the afternoon and met the martyrs' family in their native village Thana Kalan.

"Dushyant is a leader with a clean image. He is a young leader. I hold him in high esteem. If there would be such a proposal (from Dushyant), the Aam Aadmi Party will definitely think over it," he said.

The key focus of the campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha election has been the Delhi government's work by the AAP. The Chief Minister will himself campaign in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab for the candidates, which the party leaders have seen as a big boost.

So far, the AAP supremo has always avoided getting into a coalition in the elections. Earlier, the party cleared its stand of keeping a distance from the Congress and BJP. While the united opposition would try to bring the AAP in the grand alliance, the CM Kejriwal-Congress cold war would be the main obstacle.

In Delhi, the AAP sources have said that any discussion with the Congress would be impossible as the Delhi Pradesh Congress President Ajay Maken is not ready for such a discussion.

Sayantan Ghosh

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