Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit has contradicted the statement made by current Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after the latter said that AAP leaders were tired of trying to convince the Congress to form an alliance with the party, asserting the arrangement would result in the BJP losing all the Lok Sabha seats it currently holds in the national capital.
Moments after Mr Kejriwal's statement, Sheila Dixit addressed the media and clarified:
"Tired of trying to convince Congress for an alliance, but they refuse to understand: I want to ask Arvind Kejriwal on what basis has he said this? Because he has not talked about it even once".
The reaction from the Congress leader comes after Arvind Kejriwal spoke at a public rally near Jama Masjid and said:
"We are tired of convincing the Congress to form an alliance, but they do not understand. If there is an alliance, the BJP will lose all the seven Lok Sabha seats it currently has in Delhi," the AAP national convener said.
"I don't know what they have in their minds," he said about an alliance with the Congress and alleged that it was "weakening" the AAP in Delhi, drawing a comparison with the SP-BSP combine in UP.
Earlier this month, Kejriwal had told reporters that the Congress has "more or less" ruled out an alliance with the AAP for the Lok Sabha polls. In his attack on PM Modi and Shah, the AAP leader alleged that if the BJP returned to power, the country would lose its Constitution and democracy.
"Beware of the division of votes. Vote for the AAP because it can defeat the BJP and Modi in Delhi," he told the crowd.
He said the upcoming Lok Sabha election was not about who becomes the prime minister of the country, it was about removing Modi and Shah.
"Those who have any feeling for the country, should defeat them at any cost in 2019," he said.