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AAP to organise first public meeting in P'kula tomorrow

chandigarh Updated: Jan 10, 2014 19:28 IST
HT Correspondent

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced that its first public meeting in Panchkula would be held on Sunday at Aggarwal Bhawan, Sector 16, here.

Rajiv Godara, state spokesperson of AAP, said, "On a meeting held on December 22 last year, the party decided to enroll members and hold meetings at the district level. Presently, 3,000 workers are enrolled in Panchkula district."

He added, "We take `10 from each member for enrollment. People are so enthusiastic to join the party that the receipt books have fallen short. We have decided that no fee would be taken from January 10 to 16."

On Khemka

When asked about IAS officer Ashok Khemka, Godara said we urge him to join AAP. He clarified that they had not yet received any request from him. On charge sheets against him, Godara said it was a clear cut case of victimisation.

When asked about approaching court against Robert Vadra, son-in-law of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, he said, "If we have to change the nation, we could change it by going to people's court. You cannot go to the court for everything."

On Jat reservation

Godara said constitutional bodies could evaluate whether a particular caste or group needed reservation or not. One cannot give it on unwarranted demands, he said, adding that they would clear their view on it before going for elections.

On distribution of Lok Sabha tickets, he clarified that members could apply for Lok Sabha tickets till January 15.

On alliance in Haryana

"The Bhartiya Kisan Union is supporting us in Haryana," he said, adding that the party would not tie up with left parties as of now.

On terming Delhi government's initiative of giving free water as populist, he said water is a basic human right of people.