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If Cong wants AAP votes for Hariprasad, Rahul should ask Kejriwal: Sanjay Singh

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today said it may not vote for opposition nominee B K Hariprasad in the election, unless asks for support.

Earlier today, sources said MP from Karnataka Hariprasad, 64, will be the opposition's candidate for the post of

"If they (the Congress) ask for our vote, we will oblige. It is meaningless to vote compulsively (for the Congress), if they do not need it," AAP's MP Sanjay told reporters.

The decided to field its nominee as the joint opposition candidate after the other parties in the opposition bloc chose not to nominate their members.

said convenor and Chief Minister will take a final call on how the party votes in the election for tomorrow.

"If can hug Narendra Modi, why cannot he ask for support to his party's candidate," said.

Dubbing the as a "mean-spirited" party, Singh said the voted in favour of its candidates in the elections for the President and the Vice President, even without being asked for it.

"We voted in favour of their candidates in the elections for but they did not even had the courtesy to say thank you."

The supported the Congress on many occasions including the political crisis in Goa, Uttarkhand and but has only received opposition in return, Singh said.

"They distributed sweets when our 20 MLAs in were disqualified. All opposition parties supported us during Kejriwal's dharna at the office barring the Congress," he said.

The election to the post of will see a direct contest between NDA's Harivansh and opposition nominee Congress Rajya Sabha MP B K Hariprasad.

Both the ruling NDA and the opposition camp have given notices on behalf of their respective candidates and their papers have been found to be in order, according to sources in the Rajya Sabha secretariat.

The AAP, which has three MPs from in the Rajya Sabha, may abstain from voting for deputy chairman's post, in case it decides not to vote for Hariprasad sources said.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 17:40 IST