Delhi situation unfortunate, but opposition unity important: Congress

New Delhi:The Congress on Monday said the stalemate in Delhi is “extremely unfortunate” while maintaining that opposition unity was important to safeguard the idea of India and “all right thinking, progressive and pluralistic forces must come together”.

On non-BJP Chief Ministers supporting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s cause, the party said there was still time for 2019 Lok Sabha election and they were observing the situation.

“What is happening in Delhi is an extremely unfortunate situation. It is an evolving situation. We are observing the situation very carefully,” said Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari.

“I would like to underscore that the basis of opposition unity is the larger cause of safeguarding and furthering the idea of India and for that it is important, it is the demand of time that all right thinking progressive and pluralistic forces must come together… there is still time for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections,” he added.

Four non-BJP Chief Ministers met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday at the meeting of the NITI Aayog’s fourth general council meeting here and urged him to immediately resolve the problems of the Delhi government.

Even Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, of the Congress, accusing Lt Governor Kiran Bedi of interfering in the functioning of his state, had supported Kejriwal’s sit-in protest.

Kejriwal on Monday continued his sit-in protest at the Lt. Governor’s (Anil Baijal) residence, urging Modi to “give a green signal” to the IAS officers to end their strike.