Cong split over AAP poll pact?
The changing phase of alliances in the national capital has exposed the in-fights within the Congress' Delhi unit as an audio asking the Congress party workers about the possibility of alliances with the AAP surfaced on Wednesday(March 13) evening.
An audio of PC Chacko has surfaced, in which he was heard asking Congress party workers 'if they would want to have an alliance with the AAP in Delhi'. The audio message has been sent to at least 50,000 party workers through the Shakti App.
In an exclusive interview with India Today TV, Sheila Dikshit, incharge of Delhi Congress, said, "I'm not aware that Delhi workers are being asked about an alliance with the AAP, or that any such campaign is taking place. I don't know why Chacko Sahab is doing this! Delhi unit is against the alliance. I'm the party in-charge in Delhi, they should have told me at least."
The episode has opened a Pandora's Box exposing the infighting within the Congress. In the party meeting and successive discussions that have taken place, the Delhi unit has never agreed for an alliance with the AAP.
Meanwhile, Sanjay Singh, Rajya Sabha member and AAP spokesperson, who has been part of meetings on the grand alliance or Mahagathbandhan said that the 'Congress party seems confused from within'.
On Wednesday, Delhi chief minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal made yet another appeal to the Congress party to 'forge an alliance in Haryana' along with the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP).
When asked if Congress president Rahul Gandhi agrees to an alliance in Delhi, will the AAP change its stance, Sanjay Singh said, "Yeh sab kalpanik batein hain. We will cross that bridge when we come to it. In Haryana and Bihar there is a need for an alliance. In Delhi, we will contest seven seats and it is for the Congress to decide which way they want to swing."