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AAP not happy with Congress over their silence on Delhi ordinance

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AAP not happy with Congress over their silence on Delhi ordinance

AAP leaders in opposition meet in Patna
AAP leaders in opposition meet in Patna

The Aam Aadmi Party boycotted the press conference and released a statement criticising the Congress’ “silence” about the Delhi central order, stopping short of staging a walkout at the opposition meeting in Patna on Friday.

Those who represented the AAP at the meeting, including party founder Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, and Rajya Sabha MPs Sanjay Singh and Raghav Chaddha, were noticeably absent from the press conference.

Asserting the importance of the “black ordinance,” which “not only seeks to snatch democratic rights from an elected government in Delhi, but also poses a significant threat to India’s democracy and constitutional principles,” the party issued a statement on its official Twitter account.

According to the statement, only the Indian National Congress is represented in the Rajya Sabha among the parties that attended the Patna meeting; all other parties have “clearly expressed their stand against the ordinance and announced that they would oppose it in the Rajya Sabha.”

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The statement bemoaned the fact that “the Congress, a national party that takes a position on almost all issues, has yet to make public its position on the Black Ordinance,” adding that Delhi and Punjab sections were of the opinion “the party should support the Modi government on the issue.”

The grand old party’s “silence raises suspicions about its real intentions,” according to AAP, who also stated that many parties at the meeting pushed the Congress to formally oppose the law.

Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar, who had called the meeting, attempted to minimise the AAP’s absence during the press conference.

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