AAP Rules Out Any Alliance with RJD

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal (file photo).

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Patna: Throwing a spanner in Lalu Prasad Yadav's dream of forging yet another 'Mahagathbandhan' – this time at the national level – Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national spokesperson Raghav Chadha turned down the overture of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President saying there was no truth in Yadav's claim of a possible tie up as AAP had no intention of joining hands with him.

Patna: Throwing a spanner in Lalu Prasad Yadav's dream of forging yet another 'Mahagathbandhan' – this time at the national level – Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national spokesperson Raghav Chadha turned down the overture of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President saying there was no truth in Yadav's claim of a possible tie up as AAP had no intention of joining hands with him.

Ruling out any such scenario, Chadha said on Thursday that there was no truth in such talks. "It's rubbish talks. We are not going to unite with RJD," he said.

Appearing before a television interview, Yadav, who, along with a number of his family members, faces a mountain of corruption charges, said that he was working on assembling a coalition of parties including Congress, AAP, Sharad faction of the Janata Dal – U, and a smorgasbord of leftist parties to counter the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

"I would like to help Congress and AAP together so unitedly we could take on the NDA in next election," Yadav said.

The RJD chief's statement came in response to a recent statement by AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal in which he said that the 2018 elections would be between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the rest of the people of India.

Earlier yet another member of the AAP ruled out any such alliance saying the party was formed to counter corruption within the government and as such, it had no intention of joining hands with the RJD that remains mired in a host of corruption cases.

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