Congress makes people wait so long they get tired: Akhilesh Yadav on AAP alliance
4 May 2019 2:22 AM GMT
Akhilesh Yadav speaks to ThePrint from the UP campaign trail, weighing in on the prospects of a third-front government and Mayawati as PM
- Alliance talks between the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) most likely fell through because theCongress "makes a lot of people wait" and Arvind Kejriwal may have grown tired, said Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party president.
- "The Congress is a good party, [but] it makes a lot of people wait.
- Speaking to ThePrint in an interview from the Lok Sabha campaign trail in Uttar Pradesh, the 45-year old former chief minister spoke on a host of issues, including the chances of a third front assuming office after the elections, and rival-turned-ally Mayawati's potential to become prime minister.
- The alliance is fielding candidates from all but two of the state's 80 Lok Sabha seats - Congress president Rahul Gandhi's constituency Amethi and Sonia Gandhi's Rae Bareli.
- Akhilesh said India may well have a non-BJP, non-Congress government after the elections.