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Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party & Congress announces a formal seat-sharing arrangement

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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress announced a formal seat-sharing arrangement in Delhi on Saturday. The AAP will contest four of the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, while the remaining three will be contested by the Congress party.

Congress general secretary and MP Mukul Wasnik said in a joint press conference of AAP and Congress leaders in the national capital that Congress will field candidates in North East, Chandni Chowk, North West, and the AAP will field candidates in New Delhi, East Delhi, West Delhi, and South Delhi seats.

Mr. Wasnik said, there are 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat and Congress will fight from 24 seats while AAP on two seats including Bharuch and Bhavnagar. He said Congress will contest on nine seats and AAP from Kurukshetra seat in Haryana. He added that Congress will contest from the Chandigarh and Goa Lok Sabha seats.

The announcement is the first such alliance between the two rivals in Delhi and Punjab. It is also the second big agreement after a similar seat-sharing formula was agreed between the Congress and Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

All seven Lok Sabha seats of Delhi were won by BJP in the 2014 and 2019 general elections. In 2019, the Congress came second in five seats and the AAP came second in two seats.

Speaking on this occasion, AAP MP Sandeep Pathak said that this election will not be fought in the manner that Congress will contest from here and AAP will contest from there, INDIA Alliance will contest this election. He said that the country needs an honest and strong alternate as the people are suffering from unemployment and inflation. 

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