Arvind Kejriwal's apology for quitting CM's post a drama: Congress

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Congress hits out at Arvind Kejriwal
New Delhi, May 21: Dismissing AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal's apology for quitting the office of Delhi chief minister as 'drama', Congress today accused him of adopting new tactics to return to power even as it ruled out once more extending support to the party to form the government.

"Yesterday, Kejriwal requested the Lieutenant Governor to not dissolve the Assembly, but today he announced his party was ready for a re-poll. He is not sticking to one stand and his apology is total drama. Congress will not support such a person and his party again and is ready for elections," Delhi Congress president Arvinder Singh Lovely told a press conference here.

The people of Delhi have lost faith in Kejriwal and his party and will teach them a lesson if a re-poll is held, he added. "AAP should have introspected on (its poor Lok Sabha poll) results but Kejriwal has not shifted his aim of becoming the chief minister of Delhi," Lovely said.

'AAP should have introspected on Lok Sabha results'

He also alleged that AAP split the votes in the just- concluded elections, thereby benefiting BJP. "AAP aims to only grab power at any cost. It is trying to fool people, but they are now aware of its tactics," he claimed.

Congress's chief spokesperson, Mukesh Sharma, meanwhile, said that after they had made it clear they would not support AAP, Kejriwal today said his party has decided to gear up for fresh elections.

"Congress never approached AAP leaders to offer support for them to form the government once again in the national capital. After Congress made it clear that it would not support AAP, Kejriwal said that his party has decided to gear up for elections," Sharma also added.


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