Congress, AAP To Share Seat For Delhi

Deal done for Gujarat, Haryana, Goa, and Chandigarh as well…

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress have agreed to a 4:3 seat-sharing formula for Delhi to have a joint fight in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

They have also reached a deal for Gujarat, Haryana, Goa, and Chandigarh.

In Delhi, the Arvind Kejriwal-led party will contest four out of the seven seats - West Delhi, South Delhi, East Delhi, and New Delhi. The remaining three - North East Delhi, North West Delhi, and Chandni Chowk - will go to the grand old party.

In the 2019 election, the BJP won all seven seats.

The seat-sharing announcement was made during a joint press conference of the AAP and the Congress, weeks after the opposition's INDIA bloc delivered their first electoral win in the Chandigarh mayoral poll.

AAP will contest from two seats in Gujarat - Bharuch and Bhavnagar - and one in Haryana - Kurukshetra.

Both seats in Goa and the sole constituency in Chandigarh will be contested by the Congress.

The AAP had declared a candidate for South Goa and will withdraw it to make way for its ally.

Seat-sharing has been one of the major headaches for the INDIA bloc with the aspirations of the regional parties dragging the negotiations.

The Congress's recent electoral setbacks in three states have emboldened the regional powers to seek a bigger share of seats.

Edited By: Arusha Farooq

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