Arvind Kejriwal said today that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is "wasting her time" campaigning in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi just hours before her roadshows in the nation’s capital. The Delhi CM also accused the Gandhi siblings of avoiding places where the Congress is in a direct fight with the BJP.
Apparently, Kejriwal has been attacking the Congress and its leaders a lot more after talks for an alliance in Delhi crashed between his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress.
He said, "She (Priyanka Gandhi) is wasting her time, why doesn't she campaign in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh? She's doing rallies in UP against the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party, she's doing rallies in Delhi against AAP. Both brother and sister aren't going to those places where there's a direct fight with the BJP.”
The Delhi CM has been accusing the Congress since the past few months of ruining the opposition unity by not agreeing to an alliance in the national election battle in the seven seats of Delhi, all won by the BJP in 2014.
However, the Congress alleged that it was Kejriwal who blocked all negotiations with his uncompromising demand for the alliance to extend to states like Punjab and Haryana.
In an interview with Indian News Channel, NDTV, Rahul Gandhi said he would go for a tie-up with Arvind Kejriwal "in a second" but he couldn't ignore the different realities in Haryana and Punjab.
Rahul Gandhi told NDTV."I was in a second ready to do an alliance in Delhi. My party was against it, but I was like, listen, guys, I am going to override you guys, I think these seven seats are important and I am ready to that... We were ready to do an alliance in Delhi but he suddenly brought Haryana and Punjab in the view. The problem was Kejriwal was shifting the goalposts,"
Delhi will vote on Sunday, May 12th, in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election. The results will be declared on May 23rd.