50-50 seats divided in Punjab-Chandigarh and 7-3 seats in Haryana... Congress in dilemma over AAP's formula

Pankaj Prasad
Congress and Aam Aadmi Party
Congress and Aam Aadmi Party

An important meeting was held in New Delhi on Monday regarding seat sharing between Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for the Lok Sabha elections.

No decision could be taken on the issue of seat-sharing between Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which are planning to contest elections together under the India Alliance. However, sources say that AAP has proposed to move forward on the 50-50 formula in Punjab and Chandigarh.

It has been said that seats will be distributed in Haryana on the formula of 7-3. It has also been proposed that if Congress wants, it can keep its formula in other states including Goa and Rajasthan.

There was discussion, no decision

After the meeting, Congress MP Mukul Wasnik said that many issues regarding the Lok Sabha elections were discussed. No decision has been taken yet regarding seat-sharing.

On behalf of AAP, Rajya Sabha MP Sandeep Pathak, Delhi Cabinet Minister Atishi and MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj participated, while on behalf of Congress, former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, MP Mukul Wasnik, Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely and senior party leaders participated. Salman Khurshid and Mohan Prakash attended.

Claim on three seats in Haryana

Sources have claimed that AAP has staked claim on three seats in Haryana. These three seats are from areas bordering Punjab. This proposal has been submitted by the party to the Congress leaders. On this, Congress has said that it will discuss AAP's proposal with the high command and will soon decide on these seats in the next meeting.

Do you want to contest on these seats?

Aam Aadmi Party wants to contest elections from Kurukshetra, Ambala and Sirsa seats. These three seats are related to the areas bordering Punjab. The party believes that due to the Aam Aadmi Party government in Punjab, the party has good influence on these seats. Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann's in-laws house is in Pehwa, Kurukshetra. Kaithal district under Kurukshetra Lok Sabha is also connected to Punjab. At the same time, Ambala and Sirsa are also adjacent to the Punjab belt. Many people of Ambala have relatives in Punjab. You also have good influence in Fatehabad of Sirsa. The party claims that it can give good results on these seats.