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Alliance with Cong not possible in Delhi: AAP
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and AAP leader Sanjay Singh address the media in New Delhi on Saturday. Mukesh Aggarwal

Alliance with Cong not possible in Delhi: AAP

21 Apr 2019 | 7:40 AM

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party today said an alliance just in Delhi was not possible after the Congress refused to have a tie-up anywhere else. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said giving three seats to the Congress in the national capital would mean “giving three seats to the BJP”, when asked his opinion on the 4:3 seat sharing formula proposed by the Congress.

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Tribune News Service 

New Delhi, April 20 

The Aam Aadmi Party today said an alliance just in Delhi was not possible after the Congress refused to have a tie-up anywhere else.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said giving three seats to the Congress in the national capital would mean “giving three seats to the BJP”, when asked his opinion on the 4:3 seat sharing formula proposed by the Congress.

He said the Congress first proposed 6:3:1 seat sharing to AAP in Haryana — six seats for Congress, three for Janayak Janata Party and one seat for AAP. “Our decision to form an alliance with the Congress was to stop the Modi-Shah duo,” he said.

“The Congress has zero presence in Delhi even then they want nearly half of the seats. We have 20 MLAs and four MPs in Punjab then why can an alliance not be formed with use,” Sisodia said.

Senior party leader Sanjay Singh said they agreed to the seat sharing arrangements porposed by the Congress, but the party backtracked. “The Congress refused and said they can't give more than two seats to the JJP and proposed 7:2:1 formula in Haryana," said he. However, sources say though the possibility an alliance has been closed in Haryana, AAP is still open to alliance in the national capital with 5:2 seat ratio. 

Kejriwal thwarted PMAY in capital: Vijender Gupta

21 Apr 2019 | 7:52 AM

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Sheila Dikshit inaugurates poll control room

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Metro police arrest two pickpockets

21 Apr 2019 | 7:53 AM

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Rahul warned against ticket to Sajjan’s brother

21 Apr 2019 | 7:53 AM

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45-year-old man shot dead in Bawana

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21 Apr 2019 | 7:53 AM

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Fire breaks out at Gaffar Market shops

21 Apr 2019 | 7:54 AM

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20 Apr 2019 | 7:48 AM

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DCW helps bust sex racket in North Delhi

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20 Apr 2019 | 7:48 AM

NEW DELHI: A prostitution racket was busted after the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) received an anonymous call on its helpline 181 about a prostitution racket being run from a house in his neighbourhood in Aman Vihar in the national capital.

Biker killed in accident on Signature Bridge

Biker killed in accident on Signature Bridge

20 Apr 2019 | 7:49 AM

NEW DELHI: A motorcyclist died at Signature Bridge on Thursday after a metal wire pierced his chest, said a police official. The body was found by a passerby lying near the divider of the bridge. The passerby informed the police.

Two arrested with weapons, live rounds

Two arrested with weapons, live rounds

20 Apr 2019 | 7:49 AM

NEW DELHI: The police have arrested two gamblers turned security providers at gambling points for possessing illegal weapons, said a police official.

AIIMS docs threaten to go on strike if admin fails to act on theft complaints

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20 Apr 2019 | 7:52 AM

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Chadha to take out roadshow against Bidhuri

20 Apr 2019 | 7:48 AM

NEW DELHI: Before filing his nomination for the Lok Sabha polls, AAP South Delhi candidate Raghav Chadha will take out a "Gundaraj Mukhti Raj" yatra against incumbent BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri on Sunday.

3 dead, 1 hurt as autorickshaw overturns

20 Apr 2019 | 7:48 AM

NEW DELHI: Three people were killed and one more was injured today when their autorickshaw overturned after the driver lost control over the vehicle and collided with a divider at a high speed in New Friends Colony a police official said.

413 cartons of liquor seized

19 Apr 2019 | 9:33 AM

NEW DELHI:The police have seized a huge haul of liquor and arrested two bootleggers in this connection, said a police official.

Metro trains to run on solar power too

Metro trains to run on solar power too

19 Apr 2019 | 9:33 AM

NEW DELHI:The DMRC from now on will use solar power for running its trains.

Delhi Police launches two emergency helplines

19 Apr 2019 | 9:33 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Police launched two 24x7 helpline numbers 155270 and 155271 as a precautionary measure to curb noise pollution and incidents of mob lynching in the national capital.

BJP leader asks college youth to vote for ‘constructive politics’

19 Apr 2019 | 9:33 AM

NEW DELHI:Pitching for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav today encouraged the youth to vote for constructive politics and positive thoughts saying that the new voters of the country have got the world's best leadership in the form of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Shoe attack: Security lapse at BJP HQ

19 Apr 2019 | 9:33 AM

NEW DELHI:An incident of shoe hurling at a BJP MP today raised questions about the security lapses at the party national headquarters at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg.

Waqf Board: Gupta urges LG to take note of changes in financial powers

19 Apr 2019 | 9:33 AM

NEW DELHI:Senior Delhi BJP leader Vijender Gupta today urged Lt Governor Anil Baijal to take cognisance of alleged changes in financial powers of the Delhi Waqf Board authorities.

AAP West Delhi candidate files papers; affidavit  found ‘incomplete’

AAP West Delhi candidate files papers; affidavit found ‘incomplete’

19 Apr 2019 | 9:35 AM

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