Will not leave AAP or its ideology: Yogendra Yadav

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Panchkula
  • Updated: Mar 09, 2015 08:00 IST

Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Yogendra Yadav, who was recently removed from the party's political affairs committee (PAC) along with Prashant Bhushan, on Sunday reiterated that he would not leave the party or its ideology despite the mudslinging against them.

"For the last 5-7 days, a lot has been said. Whatever has happened, we will not leave the party and its ideology. A lot of questions have been asked and answers have been given…Holi has got over. A lot of colour and dirt has been thrown…We have to do work. We have to fight corruption,"Yadav said while addressing a press conference before he led the party's 'Jai Kisan Abhiyaan'march to local MP Rattan Lal Kataria's residence.


However, Yadav chose to remain tight-lipped on the turmoil in the party.

When his attention was drawn to AAP leader Mayank Gandhi's statement supporting him and another party leader Anjali Damania backing national convenor and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, he said, "I do not think people are supporting or against me. The party workers, who have high hopes, want that such things should not continue".

He did not respond when asked that Naveen Jaihind, who is supporting Arvind Kejriwal after the recent strife in the party, is holding a separate press conference in Rohtak.

"We have not been expelled (me and Prashant Bhushan). I am just been removed from PAC. We are still part of the national executive,"he said.


In reply to a question, he said that he would write a book and analyse the recent happenings when he gets free time.

When mediapersons pressed him to say something on the ongoing tussle in the party, he said, "I know there is lot of demand, but I will not supply it."

On the BJP government in Haryana issuing a white paper on state finances, he said, "You can't say that your pockets are empty. They had made promises to the people. Now, they are deceiving people".


Yadav pointed out that the Haryana government had been cheating farmers over the state's Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Rules, 2014. The rules were notified on December 4, 2014.

He said, "While computing compensation, the factor by which the market value in rural areas had to be multiplied is between 1 to 2 based on the distance from urban areas as per the land acquisition Act of 2013. In urban areas it had to be multiplied by 1.But the Khattar government notified the rules wherein both the cases, whether it is rural or urban, the market value will be multiplied by 1. This implied that farmers would get half the compensation".

He rubbished the reasoning of the government that rules were framed by the Congress government and they had just notified it. "They had taken back a number of previous government decisions, but not this one,"he said and added that the state ministers, including Harvard-returned Captain Abhimanyu, had been fooling people.

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