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AAP will not form political alliance with anyone: Rai

NEW DELHI: The AAP has decided to not form a political alliance "anywhere in the country" as the idea of associating with the Congress for the Lok Sabha poll earlier this year went against it, senior AAP leader Gopal Rai said on Wednesday. He also ruled out the possibility of an alliance with the Jannayak Janata Party in Haryana for the coming assembly election. AAP and JJP had tied up for 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

After the Lok Sabha debacle, when AAP did not win a single seat in Delhi, where it is in power, it closely analysed the reasons behind the loss and found that the talk of an alliance with Congress went against the party's electoral prospects. "Based on the assessment, we realised that the plan to form an alliance went against us and that is when we decided we would not form an alliance anywhere in the country," he said. "Secondly, we also realised that more work is required at the booth level," he added. Assembly polls in Delhi are expected to be held in February next year and in Haryana, it would be held later this year.

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