LS Polls: AAP-Congress alliance stuck over seat sharing arrangement

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will intensify its Lok Sabha election campaign in Delhi on all seven seats but hinted that it could still ally with the Congress — if the latter was in agreement.

For the upcoming parliamentary elections the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) so far been unable to finalise a seat sharing arrangement which has been a bone of contention.

According to reports, the seat sharing arrangement between two camps has been a bone of contention.

In the beginning it was 3:3:1 later the congress party offered a compromise on a 4:3 partnership (4for AAP and 3 for Congress) but the AAP is demanding 5:2 seat sharing agreement- 5 seats for self and 2 for the Congress.

Speculations on an AAP-Congress alliance were revived on Tuesday morning but AAP leader and Delhi Minister Gopal Rai said there can be an alliance only after the Congress decides that it wants to shake hands with the AAP for the May 12 Lok Sabha polls in Delhi.

While former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is bitterly opposed to any tie-up with the AAP, a section of the Congress wants to ally with the AAP to take on the BJP.

With agency inputs