New Delhi, 21st April: Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit on Saturday said Congress would announce the names of candidates for the seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital in a couple of days. She was talking to reporters after inaugurating a control room at the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) office for the Lok Sabha election campaign on Saturday when she made the announcement.
"The party will announce the candidates on Sunday or day after," Dikshit said. Few days ago, Congress president Rahul Gandhi hit out at AAP chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejirwal for "making a U-turn" on alliance talks. Gandhi had also said that Congress is willing to give up 4 of the 7 Lok Sabha seats in Delhi for AAP.
Kejriwal hit back within minutes and said that Rahul Gandhi never intended to form the alliance and Congress is only splitting anti-Modi votes in different states.
Earlier, AAP had demanded that the seat-sharing pact should give the party at least 33 seats in Haryana, Punjab and Goa along with Delhi. This did not go down well with the Congress and the talks fell through. When asked about her fighting the polls from Chandni Chowk, Sheila Dikshit said, "I have also heard about it. Let the party decide."
AAP has already announced candidates for all 7 Lok Sabha seats in Delhi while Congress is expected to do the same on Sunday or Monday. Meanwhile, BJP is yet to make any such announcements.Delhi will go to polls in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections on May 12.