Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh talking to reporters in Chandigarh on Tuesday.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh talking to reporters in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

LS Polls: Amarinder denies talks of alliance with AAP in Punjab

ANI | Updated: Mar 12, 2019 19:04 IST

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], Mar 12 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ruled out an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, asserting that the Congress will go solo in the polls.
"Nothing at all (on alliance with AAP in Punjab). We have no alliance with Arvind Kejriwal (AAP convener) or with anybody. We will contest on our own and win," he told media here.
Responding to Kejriwal’s statement that talks for an alliance in Punjab were in progress, the Chief Minister said though he was not aware of such a statement, the Congress did not need any allies in Punjab.
Exuding confidence about the Congress' prospects in the parliamentary elections, Singh said the party was gung-ho about these polls, as was evident from the fact that it had chosen Ahmedabad – the home turf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi - for the CWC meeting.
"This clearly showed the level of enthusiasm in the party, which was literally ready to take the BJP by its horns," he added.
In response to a question on the Punjab Congress candidates, he said that the next meeting is likely to be held in Delhi around the end of this week.
"There was no hurry," he said, pointing out that the polling date was more than two months away, giving the party lot of time to select its candidates.
The state will go for polls on May 19, and counting of votes will take place on May 23. (ANI)

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