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Congress not averse to doing business with Aam Aadmi Party, hints Gohil

"Our fight is for ideology. We are a big party which believes in connecting people..," said Shaktisinh Gohil Tweet This
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Arvind Kejriwal-led party will arrive in Surat this week. (PTI) Former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at press conference. (PTI)

A Congress spokesman on Friday suggested that his party may not be averse to doing business with Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party.

“Our fight is for ideology. We are a big party which believes in connecting people. We have no problem if any like-minded party comes to us,” party spokesman Shaktisinh Gohil told reporters.

He was asked whether there was any problem in any tie-up between Congress and AAP.

Congress had provided outside support to the short-lived Kejriwal government in Delhi recently in the wake of the polls throwing up a hung Assembly.

At the same time, Gohil said that Congress was against politics of violence. He said this in the context of the clash between AAP and BJP workers after Kejriwal was briefly detained in Gujarat.

Gohil said the BJP is alarmed over Kejriwal’s visit to Gujarat, as Narendra Modi is wondering from where the “new artist” has suddenly arrived and is raising all sorts of issues.

“Till now only Modi and BJP were doing drama. They feel who is this new artist who has suddenly cropped up on the scene,” he said, adding that the issues being raised by the AAP leader were taken up by the state Congress.

He suggested that the issues are now getting a good play in the media because Modi is no longer just the Chief Minister of Gujarat but also the Prime Ministerial candidate of the BJP.

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