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Kejriwal appeals to Congress on alliance between AAP and JJP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

chief Wednesday appealed to the to join the proposed alliance between his party and but his offer was snubbed by his Haryana-ally, which said it can "never have any truck" with the

Kejriwal earlier on Wednesday told reporters that an alliance between AAP, and would defeat the BJP in the state.

"Let's come together in to defeat the BJP," Kejriwal said.

However, within minutes after Kejriwal's comments, the issued a strong-worded statement, saying it can "never have any truck" with the Congress.

"The has been formed on the ideology of late who has always fought against Congress so JJP will never enter into any alliance with the Congress and will not be part of any alliance which includes Congress," JJP's KC Bangar said.

The JJP can enter into an alliance with only like-minded parties whereas the ideology of Congress does not match with its views, he said.

However, Bangar said the party is strengthening its organisation in all 10 Lok Sabha and 90 assembly seats.

"It is capable of fighting elections in all these seats," he said.

On Monday, Congress ruled out any alliance with in and asked his party workers in the capital to win all seven Lok Sabha seats following which Kejriwal said his party would win all seven parliamentary seats in "on its own".

had supported JJP in the recent Jind By-poll in and both parties have been in talks to ally for the Assembly elections scheduled later this year.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 19:58 IST