As per the sources, Congress has agreed to form an alliance in Delhi and Haryana with the Arvind Kerjiwal-led party, with the grand old party deciding to include the demand for full statehood to Delhi in its manifesto. The AAP will be contesting from four of the seven seats in Delhi and Congress will be contesting from the remaining three seats.
The two, however, deferred a decision on Punjab amid reports that chief minister Amarinder Singh was not in favour of an alliance in the state.
The development comes even as AAP leader Gopal Rai reiterated that the AAP will contest alone, and now it’s too late to join hands. “The manner in which Congress is divided in Delhi, it is harming itself and if we kill time with the Congress, the effort against ‘tanashahi’ will be weakened in Delhi,” he said.
It has also been reported that the offer from the AAP will be conveyed by Chacko to Congress president Rahul Gandhi who will further make a decision on the issue in the next few days.