Congress Dismisses Sheila Dikshit's Comment On Supporting AAP

08/01/2015 11:41 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 23: Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit during the 87th Swami Shraddhanand Balidan Diwas organized by Kendirya Arya Yuva Parshid at her residence on December 23, 2013 in New Delhi, India. Sheila Dikshit gave her best wishes to the AAP and asked the party to fulfill the promises it made to the people. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times )

New Delhi: Congress today trashed former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's comment that the party may extend support to Aam Aadmi Party in case of a hung verdict in Delhi Assembly polls, ruling out any such possibility at all.

Delhi Congress President Arvinder Singh Lovely said there was no question of the party extending support to AAP as it had "betrayed" people's trust.

"There is no question of Congress supporting AAP again. Whosoever made such comments was not in sync with the party's views. We will never ever support AAP," Lovely told .

Calling BJP and AAP as two sides of the same coin, Lovely said Congress was confident of winning people's support and forming the government on its own after the polls.

Earlier, Dikshit said Congress support to Aam Aadmi Party cannot be ruled out in case of a hung verdict in the upcoming assembly elections.

"We had given outside support to AAP to form a government after the assembly election over a year back. I cannot rule out supporting the AAP if a similar situation arises after the polls. Any decision on party's strategy depending on the outcome of the election will be taken by the top leadership," Dikshit said.

She said as there was no question of supporting BJP, Congress may extend support to AAP if such a situation arises.

Asked specifically whether Congress would support AAP again in case no party gets a clear majority, Dikshit said she cannot give a direct reply. "Nothing can be ruled out depending on the situation that will arise."

Dikshit, who led Congress to victory in three successive assembly polls since 1998 but suffered a crushing defeat in 2013, said efforts should be made to ensure formation of stable government in the city.

Congress had extended outside support to AAP to form a government in the city after the assembly polls in December 2013. Congress had got 8 seats while AAP had won 28 seats and BJP had come victorious in 31 seats.

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