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Alliance with Cong or BJP would be betrayal of popular mandate: AAP

November 29, 2013 01:04 IST

Reacting to statements by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit not ruling out an alliance with Aam Aadmi Party if the situation so arose post elections, the Arvind Kejriwal-led party said it would neither seek nor extend support to either Congress or BJP.

The idea of entering into an alliance with either of the two parties would be a betrayal of the popular mandate sweeping Delhi at the moment, AAP said.

"AAP wishes to make it absolutely clear that it shall neither seek support from nor extend support to Congress or BJP. AAP has entered the electoral fray in order to clean politics of its known vices," the party said in a statement.

A vote for AAP was therefore a vote against all the established political parties and the politics of corruption, the statement added.

"The idea of entering into an alliance with either Congress or BJP would be a betrayal of the popular mandate that is sweeping Delhi," it said.

In an interview to a news channel, Dikshit had appeared not to rule out the possibility of an alliance with AAP in case no party managed to secure a majority in the Delhi polls.

"Won't comment on alliance with AAP. I don't rule it out, I don't rule it in," Dikshit had said.

AAP said her statement was a tacit acknowledgement of how Congress was becoming irrelevant in the electoral race for Delhi. 

"A popular wave in favour of AAP is sweeping through Delhi. This historic and decisive mandate shall put to rest any speculation about a hung Assembly and coalition politics," the AAP statement added. 

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