The stand expressed by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is unhappy with the talks on seat sharing with the Congress not progressing further, has increased the risk of another break in the opposition India alliance. While placing its conditions before Congress, Aam Aadmi Party has made it clear that if it is not accepted, the party will contest the elections alone.
After the meeting of the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), AAP leader Sandeep Pathak said that we have a government in Delhi and we also have a government in the Municipal Corporation. Now if we look at it accordingly, we have 6 seats in Delhi. Therefore, we want to contest elections on 6 seats and are ready to give 1 seat to Congress.
Sandeep Pathak said, “We had meetings with Congress twice, but nothing came out of it. After this, not a single meeting was held in the last one month. First the reason for Nyay Yatra was given and after that nothing was told. No Congress leader has any idea when the meeting will take place. Today I have to speak with a heavy heart.”
Aam Aadmi Party also announced candidates for three seats in Goa and Gujarat and said that if Congress does not accept the proposal in Delhi, then candidates will be announced. He said that Aam Aadmi Party has made MLA Venji Viegas the candidate from South Goa seat. In Gujarat, it was announced to make Chaitra Vasava the candidate from Bharuch Lok Sabha seat and Umesh Bhai Makwana from Bhavnagar. AAP has expressed hope that the India alliance will accept the announcement made by them. Sandeep Pathak, while comparing the votes received by AAP and Congress, said that Aam Aadmi Party deserves 8 seats. He said that after a few days the party will also announce candidates on 6 seats. He said that Congress should contest elections on 18 seats.
Sandeep Pathak said, “Chaitar Basava from Bharuch, Gujarat and Umesh Bhai Makhwana from Bhavnagar are being declared candidates. We have 8 seats in the alliance in Gujarat. We think Congress will support us on this.” He said that we want to follow the coalition dharma but the delay that is happening is not right.
This step of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is being considered a big blow to the India alliance. Before this, Mamata Banerjee had also announced to contest the elections alone. After the formation of India Alliance, Nitish Kumar and Jayant Chaudhary have separated themselves from the camp and have joined hands with NDA.