04 December, 2020

AAP Never Approached Me For An Alliance: Sheila Dikshit

Former Delhi CM and state Congress chief Sheila Dikshit speaks to Outlook on alliance with AAP, Delhi-Centre tussle and Lok Sabha elections.

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AAP Never Approached Me For An Alliance: Sheila Dikshit
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2019-12-09T14:30:23+05:30

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...

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