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Congress has virtually ruled out alliance with AAP, says Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: The Congress has "more or less" ruled out an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Delhi leader minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday, a day after he had participated in a gathering with opposition leaders, including Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Responding to a query on an alliance with the Congress, he said it has "more or less ruled out the alliance (with AAP)".

Asked whether or not the AAP was more eager for an alliance with the Congress, he said the BJP would get advantages in a three-cornered contest.

Moving forward on a united anti-BJP front for the Lok Sabha elections, best opposition leaders including Rahul Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee Wednesday agreed to work together to arrange a not unusual minimal programme to oust the Modi government and to consider forging a pre-poll alliance.

The meeting, hosted via NCP president Sharad Pawar at his place of abode here, also saw Congress leader Gandhi and Kejriwal coming together for the first time.

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