New Delhi | Ahead of the third INDIA bloc meet in Mumbai, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh on Wednesday said party national convener Arvind Kejriwal is not in the race for Prime Minister.
"Arvind Kejriwal's motive to join the INDIA Alliance is to save the country. Arvind Kejriwal is not in the race to be a Prime Minister. The issues like PM candidate and seat sharing will be decided by consensus by the alliance," Sanjay Singh said.
Earlier in the day, Aam Adami Party (AAP) MP Raghav Chadha said that AAP has not joined the INDIA alliance to make Arvind Kejriwal the PM.
"I want to clarify that the Aam Adami Party (AAP) has not joined the India alliance to make Arvind Kejriwal the prime ministerial candidate. Arvind Kejriwal is not greedy to become PM. AAP has joined the INDIA alliance like loyal soldiers to jointly defeat the BJP. AAP has joined the INDIA alliance to pull this country out of the inflation, corruption, and other dangerous
diseases that the country has been plagued with under the BJP's rule," he added.
The third meeting of the INDIA alliance will be held in Maharashtra's Mumbai on August 31 and September 1.
The meeting will discuss the alliance strategies for the Lok Sabha election and the seat sharing in the states. A new logo of the INDIA alliance is also likely to be launched.
A total of 28 parties are likely to participate in the third meeting of the newly formed opposition alliance in Mumbai.
The parties have come together to take on the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), which is led by PM Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and prevent it from winning a third straight term at the Centre in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
The first meeting of the joint opposition convened in Patna on June 23 and the second meeting was held in Bengaluru on July 17-18. The third meeting is slated to be in Mumbai on August 31-September 1.