Congress, AAP to jointly announce Delhi seat-sharing pact today for Lok Sabha polls 2024

It has been confirmed that Punjab will be exempt from the seat-sharing arrangement between the two political entities.

| Updated: 24 February, 2024 2:00 pm IST
AAP and Congress Announce Joint Press Conference for Seat-Sharing Ahead of General Election

NEW DELHI: With the General Election looming, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress have announced a joint press conference to unveil their seat-sharing agreement. Party insiders reveal that the collaborative press briefing between AAP and Congress is scheduled for 11:30 am at the party headquarters.

“The announcement regarding a coalition in Delhi, Gujarat, Goa, Chandigarh, and Haryana is anticipated,” divulged a reliable source. It has been confirmed that Punjab will be exempt from the seat-sharing arrangement between the two political entities.

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AAP has expressed a keen interest in forming an alliance with Congress to thwart the advances of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). AAP, a constituent of the Indian Alliance, recently clinched victory alongside Congress in the Chandigarh Mayor election.

 

Emphasising the potential of the INDIA alliance, AAP has asserted confidence in securing the maximum seats in the impending general election, provided no further members withdraw from the coalition.

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AAP has frequently accused the BJP of leveraging agencies such as the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), and Income Tax Department for political mileage.

With Congress failing to secure any seats in the last two consecutive assembly or general elections, aligning with AAP appears strategic. In Delhi, Congress is expected to contest three to four seats.

In the previous negotiations, Congress was offered only two seats in Delhi, leading to their refusal to form an alliance with AAP. However, the current scenario sees both parties coming together. Their recent success in Chandigarh has solidified their partnership. As of now, the names of the candidates are yet to be disclosed.

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