'Cong not campaigning where they have fight with BJP' 

'Cong not campaigning where they have fight with BJP' 

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor Arvind Kejriwal with his deputy Manish Sisodia and party leader Gopal Rai address the media, in New Delhi, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (PTI Photo)

As Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi campaigned for the Congress in the national capital, AAP supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said they were not campaigning in places where their party is in direct contest with the BJP.

Kejriwal said both the Congress president and his sister, the Congress General Secretary, should actually campaign in places like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, where her party is in direct contest with the BJP. Polling for Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh has been completed.

Talking about Priyanka, who launched her campaign in Delhi later in the evening, Kejriwal said she was "wasting" her time in Delhi where all her party candidates are all set to lose deposits.

"She is wasting her time in the national capital, why doesn't she campaign in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh? She's doing rallies in Uttar Pradesh against SP-BSP, she's doing rallies in Delhi against the AAP. Both the brother and sister aren't going to those places where there is direct fight with the BJP," he said.

"Because of Priyanka's campaign, some AAP votes will be cut. Nothing else. I appeal to her to campaign in states where Congress is in direct fight with BJP," he said.

On Monday, Rahul had attacked Kejriwal, accusing him of taking a "U-turn" on the alliance between Congress and the AAP in Delhi. The Congress president had claimed that after giving his nod to the alliance in Delhi on 4:3 formula, where AAP fights four seats and Congress the rest, Kejriwal demanded similar arrangements on Haryana and Punjab.

While Rahul has addressed a rally on Monday, he will be attending two more in the capital. Priyanka held two roadshows in the capital on Wednesday.