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AAP stays away from voting for RS deputy chairman election, slams Cong

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The members of the (AAP) stayed away from voting for the election of the of the today, slamming the as the "biggest" hurdle in the way of opposition unity.

"We stayed away from voting for the deputy chairman's election. We attended after that," AAP's told

The party has three MPs in the from

Bitter over not being asked by the to vote in favour of Opposition candidate B K Hariprasad, Singh said, "The is the biggest hurdle to opposition unity. How will he (Congress Rahul Gandhi) ensure the victory of his candidate, if he cannot ask for votes."

The AAP had yesterday said its MPs would vote for Hariprasad if Gandhi asked party for it.

Singh lashed out at the Congress for keeping a distance from the AAP, saying they had unconditionally supported the Gandhi-led party in the elections of president, vice-and on several other occasions.

Bihar Minister had called Kejriwal yesterday, seeking support for NDA candidate and JD(U) Harivansh, he said, adding that the AAP supremo refused to oblige.

"If Nitish could ask for support for his candidate, why not Rahul," Singh wondered.

He also alleged that the Congress wanted to weaken the AAP in

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 16:00 IST
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