BJP has direct fight with Cong seven LS seats in Delhi: Goel

BJP has direct fight with Cong seven LS seats in Delhi: Goel
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New Delhi, Mar 10: Union minister and senior BJP leader Vijay Goel on Sunday said his party had a direct fight with the Congress in the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi and the AAP will bag the third place in the national capital in the upcoming general election.
“People will vote to form a government at the Centre, so our fight in Delhi is with the Congress. Who will vote for Arvind Kejriwal and the AAP, which has no say in the formation of the next government in the country,” Goel said.
The former Delhi BJP chief, who was termed by party president Amit Shah as the “eighth” Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP, is a probable from the Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha seat, currently held by Union minister Harsh Vardhan.
Goel is currently a Rajya Sabha MP from Rajasthan.
“In the coming Lok Sabha election, the BJP will have a direct contest with the Congress. The people of Delhi are disenchanted with (Chief Minister) Arvind Kejriwal. The BJP will again win all the seven seats in the national capital,” the Union minister claimed.
His comments assume significance as the speculation on a pre-poll alliance between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress in Delhi for the upcoming polls refuses to die down.
Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit, after a meeting with party president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, had said there was unanimity in her party against an alliance with the AAP for the Lok Sabha election.
Later, Gandhi had also said the Delhi unit of his party was against such an alliance.
Goel said the AAP had conceded that the Congress was ahead of it in the coming polls and that his why party supremo Kejriwal was “pleading” to it for an alliance.