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Pawar pitches in as Cong, AAP make fresh efforts for alliance in Delhi

The Congress and the AAP on Tuesday made fresh efforts with the help of NCP chief Sharad Pawar to forge an alliance in Delhi for the Lok Sabha polls, days after they unanimously decided to go it alone in the national capital. The NCP leader stepped up efforts for reconciliation between the two parties which have been making statements against each other, with AAP leader Sanjay Singh meeting Pawar at his residence here. Pawar also held talks with some senior Congress leaders, including party president Rahul Gandhi, for bringing the Congress and the AAP together in Delhi, sources said. In a separate meeting, Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit held discussions with the party s state unit working presidents Devender Yadav, Haroon Yusuf and Rajesh Lilothia at her residence. Dikshit said she was against any alliance with the AAP but would abide by any decision taken by her party chief in this regard. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) also made a fresh bid for alliance with the Congress in Punjab, .

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