With Lok Sabha Elections coming up, all the parties are running from poll to post to form an alliance and defeat the opponents. The two strong parties against the ruling BJP were Congress and AAP which were expected to collate. However, after a lot of speculations, both parties formed coalitions with other parties. Recently, Rahul Gandhi broke his silence over the issue.
"If you see, our alliances have been finalized in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand. In Delhi, our party unit was unanimously against the alliance. But overall alliances are on track," he was quoted by news agency PTI as saying.
AAP chief and Delhi CM, Arvind Kejriwal was keen on the coalition as he believed that alliance could determine the defeat of BJP in Delhi.
Earlier this week, former Delhi CM, Sheila Dikshit said that the state Congress had unanimously turned down the idea of an alliance with AAP.
However, after official the decline from the Congress, Kejriwal claimed that Congress was helping the BJP by not allying with his party.
He had taken to Twitter to express his dismay:
"At a time when the whole country wants to defeat Modi-Shah duo, Cong is helping BJP by splitting the 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."
However, the Delhi government party has urged Gandhi to take a decision himself rather than listening to the state unit.
Party Leader, Gopal Rai said in a statement, "I feel Rahul Gandhi is either not comprehending the national situation or he is unable to make his party organization understand it. Instead of batting from behind his state unit, Rahul should take a decision (on alliance)."
Last week, AAP announced candidates in Delhi for six out of seven Lok Sabha seats for polls.