If Cong wants AAP votes for Hariprasad, Rahul should ask Kejriwal: Sanjay Singh
Earlier today, sources said Congress MP from Karnataka Hariprasad, 64, will be the opposition's candidate for the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairperson.
The Congress decided to field its nominee as the joint opposition candidate after the other parties in the opposition bloc chose not to nominate their members.
Singh said AAP convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will take a final call on how the party votes in the election for deputy chairman tomorrow.
"If Rahul Gandhi can hug Narendra Modi, why cannot he ask Arvind Kejriwal for support to his party's candidate," Singh said.
Dubbing the Congress as a "mean-spirited" party, Singh said the AAP voted in favor of its candidates in the elections for the President and the Vice President, even without being asked for it.
"We voted in favor of their candidates in the elections for President and Vice President but they did not even have the courtesy to say thank you."
The AAP supported the Congress on many occasions including the political crisis in Goa, Uttarakhand and Mizoram but has only received opposition in return, Singh said.
"They distributed sweets when our 20 MLAs in Delhi were disqualified. All opposition parties supported us during Kejriwal's dharna at the LG office barring the Congress," he said.
Both the ruling NDA and the opposition camp have given notices on behalf of their respective candidates and their papers have been found to be in order, according to sources in the Rajya Sabha secretariat.
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