Possible repercussions of Congress allying with AAP in Delhi

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There has been a lot of debate going on around the possibilities of Congress allying with Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party though spokespersons from both the parties have denied any such prospect.

On one hand, it would only help strengthen their common interest of ousting BJP from power but simultaneously, it would also consolidate the BJP political base even further. Some speculate that AAP is not the first choice for Delhi voters anymore so it would be a liability for Congress while some political analysts are of the opinion that Congress and AAP together can give a huge competition to the BJP ruling at Centre since the year 2014.

First, AAP had tried forming an alliance with Congress but was denied any such possibility by the Congress ideologues and since AAP has not declared its candidates for the election yet, it has given new life to the speculations that AAP is still looking for any such alliance in near future.

As the support for Congress is on an all-time high ever since the State elections as well as the official entry of Priyanka Gandhi into electoral politics, former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit said on record that her party would contest all seven of Delhi’s Lok Sabha seats on its own and ruled out any possibility of an alliance with AAP.

“We will contest all seven seats ourselves,” the former chief minister was quoted as saying by a daily. “A lot of names are there but we need winnable candidates. There will be some old faces, some new ones and some former MLAs.”

Statistics show that since the year 2014, the popularity of Narendra Modi-led BJP has remained more or less the same in Delhi, and in such a time, if Congress chooses to ally with Aam Aadmi Party, it can very well prove to be a major deterrent in the way of BJP going for another tenure.

Aam Aadmi Party under Manish Sisodia has done some commendable work in the field of education and health welfare in Delhi while Congress has also focused on the development of education sector when it ruled at the Centre. They stand in stark contrast to the BJP’s communal politics and use of state institutions for political gain. It remains the need of the hour for the Indian voters to make an educated informed opinion and save the country from the claws of the communalization and divisiveness growing exponentially for last five years.

Despite denying all possibilities of a coalition, Congress and AAP shared a stage in Mamata Banerjee’s mega opposition rally recently and were members of a four-party “election committee” to work on furthering the campaign. The committee consists of one member each from Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party.

The committee has not yet announced or declared any Prime Ministerial Candidate but they are collectively working on saving the democratic values of the Constitution of India. BJP has been jolted to the course as the opposition parties collaborate and work in harmony against their communal agenda while the voters have also become apprehensive towards the disastrous economic policies of the ruling party. 

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