Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said the platform of the G-8, to which he has invited chief ministers of non-BJP states, will be a platform of governance and not a platform for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
Arvind Kejriwal’s letter on March 18 inviting chief ministers of seven states ruled by parties other than the Congress for a dinner went viral and sparked speculation of an alliance for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
The scheduled dinner of the eight leaders, including Kejriwal, which he described as the “Group of Progressive Prime Ministers of India, or G-8”, was to be followed by a press conference the next day, according to the letter. AAP supremo.
During a budget press conference in Delhi, Kejriwal was asked about this and said, “It is a governance platform and not for an alliance for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. It is not a political platform. Eight of us will visit the state outside the eight to see how good a job they are doing and to learn from each other.”
“There have been several rounds of discussions between officers and between us. I’m breaking protocols by sharing details. We plan to hold a joint press conference to announce the platform. That’s in the works,” he said. Chief ministers were busy with assembly sessions in their respective states and “it should be announced after mid-April”, Kejriwal said. The letter was sent to the Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Bihar, Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Punjab.
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