What could be indicative of the initial signs of discontent in the Grand Alliance or Mahaghatbandhan with the Congress have come from Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal. In a recent speech, he said that if Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes back to power, it would be Congress President Rahul Gandhi's fault.
Blaming the Congress party for harming the prospects of alliance with regional parties, he said that the grand old party is also creating obstacles for the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party's alliance in Uttar Pradesh, the Left Front in Kerala and the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, along with the Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh and the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi.
''It looks like the Congress is fighting the polls against the Opposition parties and not the BJP,'' he said. Recently, after weeks of discussions, AAP and Congress chose to contest on their own in the Delhi elections for 7 Lok Sabha seats, the polling for which will be held tomorrow. This is not the first time that Kejriwal has expressed his anguish against the Congress.
It is a well-known fact that former CM of Delhi Sheila Dikshit and Kejriwal have always been at loggerheads and one of the reasons for the failure of an alliance between AAP and Congress is the differences between local Congress leaders and AAP.
Over the last few days, several partners of the Mahaghatbandhan have been upset with the Congress as their local leaders in different states have been opposing regional alliances and have been creating obstacles. With Kejriwal too indicating such an atmosphere, we should wait and watch how the post-poll scenario takes shape if BJP falls short of majority.