No seat-sharing pact between Akalis,BJP yet for Delhi Assembly polls

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New Delhi, Jul 5 (UNI) The claim staked by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) of sharing 15 seats with its ally BJP in the coming Delhi Assembly elections has failed to ''convince'' the latter, which is preparing to replace the 10-year-long Congress regime in the capital.

''The SAD announcement is a unilateral one. As far as the alliance forum is concerned, there has been no such understanding,'' a senior BJP leader, on condition of anonymity, told UNI.

''Surely there will be some talks, but then the SAD will be required to convince us of the winnability of its candidates-to-be in Delhi,'' he added.

The Punjab-based party claimed yesterday it would be fielding 15 candidates on its own symbol in the capital.

SAD Delhi chief Manjit Singh, seen as close to party president Sukhbir Singh Badal, spoke about the party's plans for the Delhi Assembly elections, insisting it would, for the first time ever, be giving ticket to 15 candidates in the capital. There was no BJP leader beside him when he made the announcement.


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