BIG STATEMENT | Arvind Kejriwal Keeps All Options Open, Hints At Post-poll Alliance In Exchange For Statehood For Delhi

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After talks between AAP and Congress for a coalition in Delhi for a Lok Sabha elections failed to bear results, party chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has hinted at extending support to whichever party comes to form government, in exchange for a full statehood to Delhi

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Updated On:

After talks between AAP and Congress for a coalition in Delhi for a Lok Sabha elections failed to bear results, party chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has hinted at extending support to whichever party comes to form government, in exchange for a full statehood to Delhi. 

In a big statement, Kejriwal, who has censured both BJP and Congress in the past, has hinted at post-poll alliance with whichever party that comes to power.

While speaking at a gathering, he said, "They are crying for each and every seat. With seven seats, a government can be created or can be made to fall. Perhaps they will need our support to form a government, in that case we will extend them support in exchange for statehood to Delhi." 

In what has appeared as attempted to play to the galleries of both parties.

READ | Arvind Kejriwal Hits Out At Congress Over Delhi's Full Statehood Issue Amidst Alliance Talks With Party

Even when the party was in talks with Congress for an alliance in Delhi for the Lok Sabha elections. he had attacked the grand old party,

In a statement loaded with hypocrisy, the AAP chief made it appear that only his party can give Delhi full statehood and that Congress and BJP failed to do so despite making promises on the issue. This is despite the AAP and the Congress fervently attempting a coalition in Delhi.

"Last time in 2014, the BJP said give us 7 MPs we will give full statehood but it did not fulfill the promise. In 2004 and 2009. twice you elected Congress to power and it did not give you full statehood," said Kejriwal.

Kejriwal on Monday conceded that the talks of a tie-up between AAP and Congress are now officially over, claiming Rahul Gandhi is the one who has put an end to all such possibilities. The AAP convenor has said that he had an interaction with the Congress chief recently over the alliance, but the latter vehemently refused the idea and decided that the two parties should go alone in the National Capital.

READ | 'No AAP-Congress Alliance In Delhi', Concedes Arvind Kejriwal After Meeting Rahul Gandhi

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