Kejriwal rules out pre poll alliance with TMC in Goa

Arvind Kejriwal has interested in a post-poll alliance with non-BJP parties if Goa gets a fractured mandate

Kejriwal rules out pre poll alliance with TMC in Goa

Panaji: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has ruled out a pre-poll alliance with the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) in Goa.

During his visit to the poll-bound state, Mr. Kejriwal said that he may think of a tie-up with non BJP outfits post results if the post-poll results get the fractured mandate.

AAP has not announced its Chief Minister candidate, but Mr. Kejriwal said that at an appropriate time, the party will announce the CM candidate.

Goa Assembly has 40 members seat, AAP will contest in all seats. Mr. Kejriwal praised the former Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar and said that those who have feeling suffocated can join AAP.

If it is necessary AAP will go for the post-poll alliance if no party gets an absolute majority, he has given hint to join hands with non-bjp forces after the post-poll scenario.

"Post-elections, if it is a fractured (verdict) and it is very necessary, we may ally with non-BJP parties,” Mr Kejriwal said, PTI reported.

The Trinamool has tied up with Goa's regional outfit MGP for the polls due in early 2022. “Why should we go in for an alliance with the TMC in Goa? We are not forging an alliance with them,” the AAP leader asserted.

There is "no understanding, discussions...nothing is happening" with the Trinamool from the AAP's side, Delhi Chief Minister said.  

Pointed out that he had once referred Ms Banerjee as, like his elder sister, Mr Kejriwal said, “I had said Mamata didi was like my elder sister, but that does not mean we will have an alliance with her in Goa.” “I have several elder sisters, elder brothers in the country, I don't have an alliance with every one of them. Political alliance is something different,” Kejriwal asserted.