The Congress will win all seven Lok Sabha seats of Delhi on its own, says state Congress chief Sheila Dikshit. In an interview with Preetha Nair, the former (three-time) CM dismisses talk of any truck with the AAP. Excerpts:
There’s suspense over the Congress's proposed alliance with Aam Admi Party (AAP). You met Sonia and Rahul Gandhi this week. Can we expect a last-minute patch-up?
There will be no alliance and that’s final. There were some talks, but we never accepted it. AAP never approached us, at least certainly not me. I don’t know how the talk of an alliance came about. My meeting with Sonia Gandhi wasn’t about that.
Are you implying an alliance was possible if AAP approached you?
I wouldn’t have kicked them out anyway. I don’t know how it would have turned out…depends on the terms. But fact is, no one...