New Delhi: Accusing the Congress Party of not cooperating for an alliance, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that if Bharatiya Janata Party wins any seat in New Delhi, Congress Party should be blamed for the same because the party is responsible for weakening the opposition across the country.
“Not only in Delhi but across the country, the Congress is weakening the Opposition. If the BJP wins any seat in Delhi or outside it, the Congress should be blamed,” he told IANS when asked if the AAP feels the failed alliance talks with the Congress could help the BJP in winning seats in the capital.
He said the AAP was ready for an alliance with the Congress in Delhi because it had in mind other states where seat-sharing was important to avoid division of votes.
“Delhi was never the centre of our talks… We can and will win all the seven seats here.. We were ready for the alliance thinking about the other states. Congress is not going to win any of the seven seats here,” the AAP leader insisted.
The talks for an alliance between the two parties were on since February and ended last week with Congress naming all the seven candidates for Delhi.
While the Congress was only talking about seat sharing in Delhi, the AAP was asking for the same on 33 seats in Haryana, Punjab, Goa, Chandigarh and Delhi.
Later, the AAP was even ready for talks on 18 seats spread over Delhi, Haryana and Chandigarh, but the Congress did not agree for that as well and maintained that seat-sharing could take place only in Delhi.
Sisodia expressed confidence that the AAP candidates would win all the seven seats here and that the party does not consider the Congress as a competition.
Polling in Delhi will take place on May 12.