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Congress doesn?t see AAP as factor in civic polls

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 April 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, April 3: The Delhi Congress on Monday said it is looking at a straight contest with the Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP) in the upcoming civic body polls, and not with the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). “I think our fight is with the BJP, not the AAP. Woh (BJP) abhi josh me hain (They are high on power). On the other hand, the AAP has been exposed. The Punjab and Goa results are for all to see,” senior Delhi Congress leader and former Speaker of Delhi Assembly Subhash Chopra said.

Asked about a few Congress leaders quitting the party and a few other seniors threatening to do so, Chopra said that although there is “some resentment”, true Congressmen would not desert the party.

“Of course, there is some resentment in the party. And that is tural because there were 10-12 aspirants for each seat, but the ticket could be given to only one. “Those who did not get tickets, or senior leaders whose choice candidates were not given ticket are bound to be somewhat unhappy. But that does not mean they are quitting the party,” Chopra said.

He said that Ashok Kumar Walia “did not even once” speak of quitting the Congress, and that words were put into Walia’s mouth.

“I have spoken to him just now and he said that he did not say anything to that effect,” Chopra said. He said that Amrish Gautam quit the party because his son was not given a ticket. “Quitting your party because your son was not given a ticket? A true Congressman would never do that,” he said. (IANS)

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