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Arvind Kejriwal, National Leader of Aam Aadmi Party and Chief Minister of Delhi, campaigning in St Andre’s Assembly constituency in Goa on Saturday. (ANI)

Separately, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday questioned FIR against him for breaching Covid-19 standards during a door-to-door campaign in Bahlopur district of Noida on Sunday. “Why was there no FIR against the BJP election campaign in Amroha? he said.

In Uttarakhand, former minister Harak Singh Rawat, expelled from the BJP for six years, said on Monday he would join the Congress without any conditions and work for his victory in the next assembly elections. Rawat also said that the Congress party will form the government in Uttarakhand. The BJP cited indiscipline during Rawat’s expulsion on Sunday.

AAP won’t align with TMC in Goa, don’t believe ‘jod-tod ki rajneeti’: Kejriwal

After the lukewarm Congress response to the Trinamool Congress (TMC) call for opposition unity in Goa, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP National Leader Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday that the ‘AAP wouldn’t ally with the TMC because people weren’t interested in “jod-tod”. ki rajneeti (make and break policy). Speaking at a hotel in Dona Paula on Sunday, he however reiterated that if the Legislative Assembly election in Goa causes a fractured mandate, the AAP would consider forming a post-election alliance with a non-BJP party.

“We don’t understand this jod-tod ki rajneeti. We are very simple and innocent people…this opposition unit, we will all defeat a party together, we will defeat this leader…people have nothing to do with it. People want their life to be better, their children to get a good education, if someone in the family is sick, they should be well cared for. This is what we are prepared to do. I know how to bring about development. For the jod-tod, they (the other political parties) all sit there. They do this all night,” Kejriwal said.

Ex-UP minister Dara Singh Chauhan joins PS

Former Uttar Pradesh minister Dara Singh Chauhan, who quit the BJP earlier this week, joined the Samajwadi party on Sunday. It comes days after two former UP ministers, including OBC leader Swami Prasad Maurya, and five BJP MPs joined the SP in the presence of party leader Akhilesh Yadav.

Chauhan, who held the state’s forestry and environment portfolio, was the second minister to resign from the state cabinet after Maurya tendered his resignation on Tuesday.

On Friday, after the enthronement of Maurya and other rebels in the Samajwadi party, Akhilesh Yadav had declared that there would be no more lawmakers or ministers from the saffron party who would join the SP.