AAP eyes 150 seats in 2018 MP assembly polls

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Feb 12, 2015 18:50 IST

After a landslide victory in the Delhi Assembly elections, the Madhya Pradesh unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will work at the grass-roots level to accomplish ‘Mission 150’ in the 2018 state assembly elections.

AAP would also contest the civic body elections in Ujjain in the coming months. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, AAP MP convenor Alok Agrawal said, "We have four years to prepare our ground for the next MP assembly elections and we would work for the common people to achieve the ‘Mission 150’."

"In MP, people have to pay extra taxes on items for daily use like LPG, petrol, power and others. Madhya Pradesh has become a centre of corruption and crime against women, but there is no person who can raise his voice on behalf of the citizens of Madhya Pradesh. We would raise our voice against the state government," he said.

During a Lokayukta raid, even a clerk emerged as a 'crorepati', so we can understand the level of corruption at the higher officials' level, he said.

Agrawal added, “We will not only raise issues related to the state government, but will also keep a watch on anti-people policies of the central government. Recently, they have passed an ordinance on the land accusation bill which completely goes against the farmers. Similarly, changes in labour laws, forest conservation bill and other policies have added to the problems of the common people."

Former MLA and AAP leader Paras Saklecha said, "We would also fight against scams like MPPEB which ruined the lives and careers of thousands of youths."

"I have written a letter to the special investigation team (SIT) looking into the MPPEB exam scam and asked them to question chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan as during the scam period (2008-2010), he also held the portfolio of medical education. If former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh can be quizzed for the coal block scam then why Chouhan cannot be questioned for MPPEB scam?" he questioned.

Saklecha said, "Students are facing accusation in PMT and PSC scams but nobody is raising question against the higher authorities under whom these took place. Why STF is not questioning assistant director of medical education NM Shrivastava, the principal secretary of medical education and the chairperson of MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB)?"

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