AAP stays away from voting for RS deputy chairman election, slams Cong
The Rajya Sabha members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) stayed away from voting for the election of the deputy chairman of the Upper House today, slamming the Congress as the "biggest" hurdle in the way of opposition unity.
Bitter over not being asked by the Congress to vote in favor of Opposition candidate B K Hariprasad, Singh said, "The Congress is the biggest hurdle to opposition unity. How will he (Congress chief Rahul Gandhi) ensure the victory of his candidate, if he cannot ask for votes."
Singh lashed out at the Congress for keeping a distance from the AAP, saying they had unconditionally supported the Gandhi-led party in the elections of president, vice-president and on several other occasions.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had called Kejriwal yesterday, seeking support for NDA candidate and JD(U) MP Harivansh, he said, adding that the AAP supremo refused to oblige.
"If Nitish could ask for support for his candidate, why not Rahul," Singh wondered.
He also alleged that the Congress wanted to weaken the AAP in Delhi.
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