MoS for External Affairs, General VK Singh has joined the pantheon of leaders sharing their opinions on the Congress declining to ally with the Aam Aadmi Party for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, specifically Arvind Kejriwal's reaction.
The former COAS has taken to Twitter to express his amusement at the allegation by the Delhi Chief Minister that the Congress and BJP are somehow working in tandem to benefit the benefit of the latter:
Gen VK Singh's response cites an earlier tweet by Arvind Kejriwal opining that the Congress' decision to not ally with him was to split the anti-BJP vote:
At a time when the whole country wants to defeat Modi- Shah duo, Cong is helping BJP by splitting anti-BJP vote. Rumours r that Cong has some secret understanding wid BJP. Delhi is ready to fight against Cong-BJP alliance. People will defeat this unholy alliance.
Following its chief's allegation, the AAP also went on an offensive against the Congress, warning the people of Delhi that the Congress is helping the BJP:
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had also opined on AAP and Congress' alliance talks falling through. She lamented:
"Fail to understand why cong and aap didnt stitch a pre poll alliance as it will only split anti - BJP vote. Regardless of which national party wins this year, regional parties will play kingmaker. After a victory in three states, expected the Congress to build on the momentum."
On Tuesday, the Congress had held a meeting at party chief Rahul Gandhi's residence where, as per inputs, Congress Delhi chief Sheila Dikshit put her foot down against the alliance citing Arvind Kejriwal's 'unreliability'. Sources also added that the Congress had sought to contest in four of Delhi's seven seats, while the AAP was only ready to give them three seats. The BJP had won all seven seats in the 2014 general elections.