Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ruled out an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, asserting that the Congress will go solo in the polls.
Responding to Kejriwal's statement that talks for an alliance in Punjab were in progress, the Chief Minister said though he was not aware of such a statement, the Congress did not need any allies in Punjab.
Exuding confidence about the Congress' prospects in the parliamentary elections, Singh said the party was gung-ho about these polls, as was evident from the fact that it had chosen Ahmedabad - the home turf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi - for the CWC meeting.
"This clearly showed the level of enthusiasm in the party, which was literally ready to take the BJP by its horns," he added.
"There was no hurry," he said, pointing out that the polling date was more than two months away, giving the party lot of time to select its candidates.
The state will go for polls on May 19, and counting of votes will take place on May 23.
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