With elections coming up next year, Congress parties all over the country have been joining hands with the non-BJP parties to ensure a clear-cut win in the upcoming days. However, a strong wind of negation has come along from the Delhi based Congress party in terms of joining hands with the Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party. On Saturday, Ajay Maken, Delhi Congress Chief and Former Union Minister said that none of the party workers or Congress leader had plans to team up with AAP given the declining popularity of the ruling city government.
The party workers and Congress leaders based in Delhi commented that supporting AAP is a foolish move given the fact that even the people do not trust the party and its leaders anymore. Furthermore, Maken blamed AAP that was being led by a social motive of making India a corruption free nation while being led by Anna Hazare. He stated that the movement that started as an anti-corruption party has changed with time while leading to a countrywide national discourse.
According to Congress officials, the blames and scandals were all based upon canard and lies that evidently stripped down the credibility held by UPA government while creating a feasible ground for BJP to grab the position in 2014. Maken also made a derogatory remark over both Kejriwal and Modi. He said that it was Kejriwal who brought life to the term “Modi Naam Ka Rakshas”. This happened post the movement led by Anna.
In the recent years, AAP has faced a substantial decline in its popularity given the fact that it has been unsuccessful in handling the water and power supply issues. Statistics have reported that the AAP party from 2013 to 2017 has dropped by 30 percent in terms of popularity. Congress after 15 years of handling the city has managed to bag a better percentage of followers and voters. Teaming up with Kejriwal would be nothing but an ignorant move.
Rahul Gandhi, Congress President is however keen on working alongside the parties other than BJP. Discussions to team up have already begun with the Bahujan Samaj Party led by Mayawati in order to cover the states that include Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattishgarh. Another alliance between Janata Dal Secular and Congress in the state of Karnataka has surfaced recently to continue till the successful completion of Lok Sabha Elections to be held in the year 2019.