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Why Congress proposed 4-3 formula for alliance with AAP? Maken explains

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The 4-3 formula suggested by to for an alliance in is based on the results of the 2017 municipal elections, former explained Monday, hours after accused of taking a "U Turn" on the issue.

After Gandhi tweeted that the doors for a tie-up were open although time is running out, Maken on the explained how the party's formula came about.

"Why 4-3 formula between AAP-INC?" Maken tweeted along with charts to explain the rationale behind the formula based on the 2017 municipal poll results.

His analysis in essence is based on the vote share and seats (wards) won by Congress and in the municipal polls.

As per Maken's charts, Congress won 31 seats and won 49 seats, polling 21 per cent and 26 per cent votes, respectively, in the elections for three municipal corporations in

Further, as per vote share of Congress (21 per cent), he calculated the seat share of the party for polls to be 3.13 approximated to 3.

The AAP's seat share for thus comes to be 3.87 per cent approximated to 4.

Also, as per number of seats won (31), the party's seat share for polls comes around 2.71 approximated to 3. The AAP's seat share based on 49 wards won by it, is calculated to 4.29 per cent or 4.

The AAP has so far refused to accept the 4-3 formula floated by the Congress, demanding alliance in and Chandigarh as well for the Lok Sabha election.

The had handed down a humiliating defeat to both Congress and AAP in the municipal polls, winning 184 of the 272 wards in three municipal corporations.

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

First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 21:50 IST