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Congress, AAP blame each other for delay in alliance

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Bringing out the alliance talk in public domain, and chief on Monday blamed each other for the delay in forging an alliance between them in the national capital.

In a tweet, Gandhi said the was willing to give up four of the seven parliamentary seats in to the (AAP).

"An alliance between the and in would mean the rout of the BJP. The Congress is willing to give up four seats to the to ensure this. But Kejriwal has done yet another U turn! Our doors are still open, but the clock is running out," Gandhi said.

Responding to the tweet in Hindi, Kejriwal said he had not taken any U-turn and he feels sad over Gandhi's comments.

"What U-turn? The talks are still going on. Your tweet shows that the alliance is not your wish but just a showoff. I feel sorry that you are making statements. Today, it is very important to save the country from the threat of the Modi-Shah duo. It is unfortunate that you are helping Modi by dividing the anti-Modi vote in UP and other states too," he said.

On Sunday, when asked about a possible alliance with the Congress in Delhi, Kejriwal said he and his party were ready to do anything to save the country from and

The talks between the Congress and the AAP for an alliance in Delhi is said to be still on despite the AAP's insistence on an alliance in and Chandigarh as well.

In the 2014 polls, the BJP bagged all the seven seats while the AAP came second.



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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 20:14 IST