Congress Delhi unit chief Subhash Chopra said Congress will approach voters and highlight the work done by the Sheila Dikshit government in Delhi during its 15-year rule. (Photo Credit: PTI)
Congress, which was involved in a long deliberation with Aam Aadmi Party for an alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, has ruled out possibility of any tie-up for the forthcoming Delhi Assembly Elections. Congress Delhi unit chief Subhash Chopra also asserted that his party will win a “clear majority” on its own and form the next government in the city.
Congress and AAP had tried to forge electoral alliance ahead of general elections, but the two parties failed to reach an agreement on seat-sharing.
“I would like to make it very clear, we are going to have a clear majority. We are going to form the next government in Delhi. There is no chance of any kind of alliance,” Chopra said when asked if the Congress was considering an alliance with AAP. The Delhi Assembly elections are likely in February and an announcement in this regard is likely to be made in a few days.
When asked about the number of seats Congress expects to win, Chopra claimed that his party will win a “clear majority” in the election to the 70 assembly seats. Meanwhile, the Delhi Congress on Friday set up an election “war room” at the party office on DDU Marg.
Chopra said that Congress has been holding extensive 'Halla Bol' rallies across the city to expose the ‘lies, failures, shortcomings and anti-people policies of both the BJP and AAP governments.’
"The people of Delhi have now realised the fact that only the Congress can provide stable and effective governance as the party's 15-year development-driven rule bears testimony to that," he said.
Chopra said Congress will approach voters and highlight the work done by the Sheila Dikshit government in Delhi during its 15-year rule.
The war room, comprising 14 workstations manned by 30 volunteers, will provide logistic support to party candidates in the election. Each volunteer will handle five constituencies and establish contact with party workers and leaders in those areas.
The ruling AAP has already rejected the possibility of forming an alliance with the Congress for the assembly polls, with senior party leader Sanjay Singh saying Congress is not even in the competition.