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AAP, Congress to forge Lok Sabha Election alliance in Delhi, to contest on 3 seats each: Sources

Congress And AAP Are Considering Both Shatrughan Sinha And Yashwant Sinha For The Seventh Seat.

By : Surabhi Pandey | Updated on: 05 Mar 2019, 12:39:20 PM
Aam Aadmi Party, Congress to forge Lok Sabha Election alliance in Delhi, to contest on 3 seats each: Sources


  • The BJP had won the seven Delhi seats in the 2014 election. 
  • Kejriwal had said he was ‘tired’ of trying to persuade Congress.
  • In 2013, Congress helped AAP take power, but Kejriwal quit after 49 days. 

New Delhi:

Two days after the Aam Aadmi Party announced the candidates for upcoming Lok Sabha elections, speculations are rife that Arvind Kejriwal-led party and the Congress have reached an agreement to forge an alliance in Delhi. News Nation has learnt that both the parties will contest on three seast each in Delhi. The National Capital has seven parliamentary constituencies. According to the arrangement, the seventh seat will go to former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha. The ex-Union Minister is likely to contest the General Elections as an Independent candidate. He has reportedly met bothy party leaders in this regard. However, senior AAP leader Gopal rai has said that both parties have not reached any agreement.   

On Saturday, the Aam Aadmi Party had declared candidates for six of the seven seats for Lok Sabha elections 2019 in Delhi. The AAP has fielded its top leaders like Atishi from East Delhi, Raghav Chaddha from South Delhi, Dilip Pandey from North East Delhi, Gugan Singh from North West Delhi, Brajesh Goel from New Delhi and Pankaj Gupta from Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha seat.

"We won 66 out of 70 seats in Assembly elections. We will try to make a similar presence felt during the Lok Sabha elections," the Delhi Employment Minister said. However, the candidate for the seventh Lok Sabha seat - West Delhi - will be declared later as the party was still discussing potential names, Rai said during the press conference.

According to news Nation’s Opinion Poll, the recent defeats of the BJP at the hands of the Congress party in its traditional strongholds like Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh may not affect the latter’s performance in Delhi for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha election. According to the opinion poll, the Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to get 39 per cent of vote share whereas the Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party might end up getting 31 per cent of vote share. The Congress party may get 15 per cent of vote share.

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First Published : 05 Mar 2019, 11:17:22 AM