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Cong-AAP alliance: Sheila meets Sonia Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit met UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi right here on Saturday, days after the birthday celebration dominated out an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to take on the BJP within the approaching Lok Sabha elections.

After meeting Gandhi, Dikshit proceeded to the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) place of job to satisfy Delhi unit birthday celebration leaders.

Though it was not straight away clear as to what transpired at those meetings, the development comes towards the backdrop of a bit in Delhi Congress favouring an electoral tie-up with the AAP.

Earlier this week, Dikshit, after meeting with Congress president Rahul Gandhi, had declared that there was unanimity towards forging an alliance with the AAP.

Following the announcement, AAP convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had stated there were "rumours" that the Congress has a "secret understanding" with the BJP and asserted that his birthday celebration is able to combat the "unholy alliance".

Kejriwal additionally stated that the Congress was serving to the BJP via not allying with the AAP.

"At a time when the whole country wants to defeat Modi-Shah duo, Cong is helping BJP by splitting the anti-BJP vote. Rumours r that Cong has some secret understanding with BJP. Delhi is ready to fight against Cong-BJP alliance. People will defeat this unholy alliance," he had tweeted.

As consistent with sources, a bit of Congress leaders who are in favour of alliance contains senior leaders like PC Chako and Ajay Maken.

On February 28, Chacko had met Dikshit‚ and recommended that the birthday celebration should shape an alliance with AAP within the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, stated a source.

The source additionally added that the AAP is keen to tie up a minimum of in Delhi, Haryana and, Punjab. However, a bit of Congress leaders adverse the transfer.

Reacting on the similar, AAP Delhi state convener Gopal Rai denied all speculations and claimed that the birthday celebration has already started poll campaigning.

"Who Sheila Dikshit meets is not of concern to do the AAP. We have started the election campaign. Now, it is not time to talk about all these things. The public also does not want an alliance anymore," Rai stated.

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