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Delhi CM Kejriwal pushes for alliance with Congress again

Delhi CM Kejriwal pushes for alliance with Congress again

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reiterated on Thursday his desire to forge an alliance with the Congress party stating that if his party - Aam Aadmi Party and grand-old party made an alliance, BJP will lose all seven seats in Delhi.

However, on Thursday morning, Delhi Pradesh Congress Chief Shiela Dikshit responded by saying that Delhi CM has not yet spoken with her on the matter.

CM Kejriwal said the country would lose the Constitution if the BJP comes to power again. "We are tired of convincing the Congress to form an alliance, but they do not understand. If there is an alliance, the BJP will lose all the seven Lok Sabha seats it currently has in Delhi," Kejriwal said at a rally in Chandni Chowk area of New Delhi.

"I don't know what they have in their minds," he further said. "Beware of the division of votes. Vote for the AAP because it can defeat the BJP and Modi in Delhi... If they come back, the country and its democracy will not survive... Those who have any feeling for the country should defeat them at any cost in 2019," Kejriwal said.

In response, Sheila Dikshit, of the Congress chief in Delhi, retorted, "When did AAP ever come to us?"

"I want to ask Arvind Kejriwal on what basis he made that statement. Because, he has never once spoken on this with us. We never had any talks," Sheila Dikshit, the former chief minister who replaced Ajay Maken as Delhi Congress chief last month, said.

She also held a party meeting to discuss candidates for all seven seats. This is the second time Arvind Kejriwal has accused the Congress of rejecting a tie-up. The Delhi Chief Minister had said last week that the Congress had "almost said no" to an alliance.

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