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'We are not in permanent marriage': Arvind Kejriwal on tie-up with Congress, predicts a 300-seat win for INDIA bloc
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'We are not in permanent marriage': Arvind Kejriwal on tie-up with Congress, predicts a 300-seat win for INDIA bloc

| @indiablooms | 29 May 2024, 11:11 pm

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the political alliance with Congress, as part of the INDIA bloc, is not a permanent one, stating that they only came together to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in this Lok Sabha election.

“It’s not like we have married. This is not an arranged or love marriage. We have come together to save the country and fight this election till June 4,” Kejriwal said in an interview with  India Today.

The AAP supremo said the alliance was necessary to defeat the BJP and end the “dictatorship and goondagardi of the present regime”.

The Delhi Chief Minister said that AAP and Congress joined forces in places necessary to challenge the BJP.

“It is important to save the country. AAP and Congress came together wherever an alliance was needed to defeat the BJP and put up one candidate. The BJP does not have any existence in Punjab,” he said.

Kejriwal claimed that the AAP would win at least 15 out of 22 seats in the national capital in this general election and added that the INDIA bloc would also win at least 300 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats.

During the interview, Kejriwal made it clear that he will not resign as Delhi Chief Minister even after his interim bail ends on June 1 in the money laundering case related to the now-scrapped excise policy scam.

“My going back to jail is not an issue. This country’s future is at stake… Let them jail me for as long as they want, I will not be cowed down.”

“There is no question of resigning as Delhi Chief Minister only because the BJP wants me to,” he stated.

Kejriwal was granted 21 days of interim bail on May 10, requiring him to surrender on June 2.

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