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AAP Will Not Be A Part Of Any Alliance For 2019 Lok Sabha Polls, Says Arvind Kejriwal

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| August 10 , 2018 , 08:11 IST

At a time when Opposition parties around the nation are rallying together to form a united front to take on the BJP-led NDA in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) head and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that his party will not be a part of any alliance.

"The AAP will not be a part of any alliance in 2019," Kejriwal said to media in Rohtak.

"Politics of alliance doesn't matter. For me, politics is for public and their development. What we did in Delhi in 3 yrs, these parties weren't able to do even a fraction of that in 70 years," the Delhi CM said.

Kejriwal further blamed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government for delays in the pending development work in Delhi, alleging that hurdles were being created for every step taken by his government for the welfare of the people.

"We have done revolutionary work in the education and health sectors in Delhi," Kejriwal asserted.

Kejriwal said that in comparison to Delhi, Haryana lagged behind in development and that Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar should learn from the Delhi government on how development is done.

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The Delhi chief minister questioned that when the AAP government can bring a revolution in the power, water, health and education sectors without full statehood, then why can the Khattar government not do it.

Kejriwal also called for a compensation of Rs 1 crore for the family of the soldier from Haryana's Ambala district who lost his life while foiling an infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez sector on August 7.

Although the Aam Aadmi Party has been attempting to expand its footprint beyond the national capital where it has formed government, the party has received minimal success. Regardless, the AAP has said that it would be contesting both the Haryana state assembly elections and the Lok Sabha 2019 elections independently.