Rahul, Kejriwal trade barbs after Congress-AAP alliance talks hit roadblock

Rahul Gandhi on Monday took to Twitter to say that his party is still willing to give up four seats to the Aam Admi Party (AAP) to seal an alliance in the national capital and ensure the “rout” of common rival — BJP.

Written by Newsroom Staff April 15, 2019 21:40

New Delhi: After the Congress party announced its decision to go solo in Delhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday took to Twitter to say that his party is still willing to give up four seats to the Aam Admi Party (AAP) to seal an alliance in the national capital and ensure the “rout” of common rival — BJP.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal retorted in a counter tweet, stating that Rahul was just indulging in talk and was not serious about the alliance.

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“An alliance between the Congress and the AAP in Delhi would mean the rout of the BJP. The Congress is willing to give up 4 Delhi seats to the AAP to ensure this,” the Congress chief took to Twitter to post.

Rahul said the Congress’ doors are still open but the clock was running out.

“But, Mr Kejriwal has done yet another U-turn!,” wrote Rahul putting the blame on the Delhi Chief Minister for the delay in sealing the alliance.

“Our doors are still open, but the clock is running out,” Rahul said putting the ball in the AAP’s court and added #AbAAPkiBaari hashtag to his post.

In a prompt response, Arvind Kejriwal posted in Hindi “What U-turn are you talking about?”

The Delhi CM said that the Congress chief is just putting out statements, I am sorry that your tweet gives the impression that the alliance is just a show.”

“Unfortunately, you are helping Modi to share the anti-Modi vote in UP and other states too,” Kerjriwal posted.

AAP has already announced its candidates for all seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi. All seven Parliamentary seats in Delhi will go to polls in a single phase on May 12. The results will be announced on May 23.