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AAP, Congress to contest Punjab LS polls separately despite alliance in other states

The AAP will contest four Lok Sabha seats in Delhi and the Congress three.
Last Updated 24 February 2024, 06:20 IST

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Indian National Congress (INC) have decided to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Punjab separately, despite reaching a pre-poll alliance agreement for contests in Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Goa. This decision was announced by both parties in a joint press conference on Saturday.

The AAP will contest four Lok Sabha seats in Delhi and the Congress three.

There are seven parliamentary constituencies in Delhi and all were won by the BJP in the 2019 polls.

Addressing a joint press conference here, Congress leader Mukul Wasnik announced that the AAP will contest the New Delhi, the West Delhi, the South Delhi and the East Delhi seats, while his party the Chandni Chowk, the Northeast Delhi and the Northwest Delhi seats.

The Congress will also contest the lone seat in Chandigarh.

The Congress and the AAP are constituents of the INDIA bloc, formed by opposition parties to take on the BJP in the upcoming general elections.

(With PTI inputs)

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(Published 24 February 2024, 06:20 IST)

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