The drama concerning a possible alliance between AAP and Congress is only increasing, with sources saying that the grand old party is now against the tie-up in Delhi following an interview by Arvind Kejriwal, in which he said his party isn't willing to work together with Rahul Gandhi's party in the National Capital.
Republic TV has learnt that a late night meeting was held at the residence of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) Sheila Dikshit on Saturday. The matter discussed pertained to the recent comments by the AAP convenor, who in an interview mentioned that the ruling party in the National Capital would be open to an alliance with the Congress only in Haryana, and not Delhi.
Following the remarks by the Delhi CM, Rahul Gandhi seems to have made up his mind that there cannot be a tie-up between the two parties, and he has informed his decision to the Delhi Congress unit, sources have told Republic TV.
There has been massive confusion within both camps when it comes to working together against the BJP for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in the National Capital.
While the AAP had earlier been in favor of a tie-up, it has, in the recent few weeks, the party has suggested that the two cannot work together. The ruling party in Delhi alleged that it had reached out to the grand old party, and that it was the Congress party which was creating hurdles, despite efforts made by leaders from across the country, especially NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
As for the Congress, there seemed to be an internal dispute over this matter. While leaders at the national level seemed open to an alliance, DPCC chief Sheila Dikshit and her camp were totally against it.
In order to come to a conclusion, the DPCC leaderrs had even held a meeting with Rahul Gandhi earlier this week on Monday. It was learnt from that very meeting that Ajay Maken (former DPCC president) and PC Chacko were in favor of joining hands with the ruling party in Delhi for the upcoming polls, but Dikshit camp opposed it vehemently.