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No Hope, Only Election remains between AAP and Congress in Delhi

The Aam Aadmi Party is new in politics, but in the short period of time, it managed to get a huge majority in Delhi in the 2015 assembly elections



AAP and Congress Alliance in Delhi

In Uttar Pradesh, after the coalition of Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party, which were considered to be a strong political opponent of each other, efforts are being made to create such coalition by opposition parties in other states too. Many big leaders of political parties and political analysts feel that if the opposition has to stop BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the opposition will have to unite in more and more states. Therefore, continuous efforts are being made to unite the parties which are known to be strong opponents in different states.

In the same episode, the efforts of the Aam Aadmi Party and Congress alliance were also running in the country’s capital Delhi. The Aam Aadmi Party is new in politics, but in the short period of time, it managed to get a huge majority in Delhi in the 2015 assembly elections, it can be estimated at Delhi within its strength.

In the Delhi assembly elections of 2015, AAP had won 67 of the total 70 seats. While the BJP got the remaining three seats.

Congress failed to win any seat in Delhi and it was the first time in the History of Delhi Politics when Congress didn’t manage to open his account.

BJP candidates won all seven seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The Aam Aadmi Party candidates were on the second place in these seven seats. But if the votes of the Congress were added to AAP votes, they had won more than the BJP’s winning candidates in six of the seven seats in Delhi.

Only at the West Delhi Seat BJP got the votes more than the addition of AAP and Congress’ vote.

DPCC is against the Alliance?

All the leaders of the DPCC, including Sheila Dikshit, met to Congress President Rahul Gandhi last week. After this, Sheila Dikshit declared that now the Aam Aadmi Party will not make an alliance with the Congress and Congress will contest elections in all the seven seats itself. So, all the possibilities of the alliance are over.

The alliance controversy between the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party is only for one seat. Congress wants three seats and AAP is ready to give them two seats – East Delhi and Chandni Chowk – Both the parties are ready to support him by taking an independent candidate on one seat. This means that AAP is supplying a 4-2-1 formula for this coalition, While Congress is standing with the 3-3-1 formula. ‘

A Positive Scene of 4-3 or 3-3-1 in Delhi?

The scene could be like this, If the national leaders kept their pressure and AAP adopted a slightly flexible approach, then there can still be two conditions of the coalition. One can be that AAP may get ready to give an independent seat to Congress and form a 4-3 formula between the two parties. On the other hand, the two parties are ready to contest the two seats in two seats and the agreement with the 3-2-2 formula.

Abhishek Lohia is the Sports and Political Writer at News 21 Chaupal. He spent 2 years as a Digital journalist and last worked with the Newsfolo. He has graduated in B.E from Abdul Kalam University and is a product of the National Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi. He is passionate about work, travelling and food, in that order. His areas of specialisation include politics as well as policy spheres like rural affairs, Aadhaar and other welfare mechanisms of the government. He can be reached on the email id: and you can follow him on Twitter @Chiraglohia2