The 3-day national working committee meeting of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) began at Sunam on Friday with top leaders of the party condemning Prime Minister Narendra Modi for misleading the people by making a false promise of 'acche din aane wale hain'.
"Narendra Modi and the BJP had promised 'achhe din', but after nearly two months of the formation of the BJP government at the Centre, people had to see bad days as prices of diesel, petrol and other essential commodities were hiked," said AAP leader Sanjay Singh.
'BJP-LED NDA GOVT ALSO WORKING LIKE UPA'
"The BJP-led NDA government at the Centre was also working like UPA-I and UPA-II governments; their policies are the same and, after watching their working of two months, we can say that this is UPA-III, which is being led by BJP now," said Sanjay Singh.
He also attacked the BJP for not taking steps to bring back the black money from abroad, saying, "Even BJP MPs are now saying that the government can never bring back the black money."
Sanjay Singh also sought the union government's intervention over racial discrimination faced by two Sikh basketball players during the Asia Cup in Wuhan, China, last week.
POLLS IN HARYANA
The AAP seems non-committal over the issue of contesting assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra. Senior AAP leaders said, "The decision to contest the polls will be taken after the meeting of the committee, still we cannot say anything on that," said Yogendra Yadav.
On the party's position in these states, Yogendra said, "Within a short period, the AAP has emerged as a new political alternative in the country as 1.25 crore people voted for AAP candidates in the Lok Sabha polls."
Yogendra Yadav said that the people of Punjab had always played a big role in all revolutions of the country. Now, the AAP bagged four Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, that is why we shifted our national working committee meeting to Punjab. "First, we are working on strengthening the party cadres at the district level."
"However, we are also focused on the coming assembly elections in Punjab, where the people are fed up with drug and sand mafias," he said, adding, "People of Punjab are looking at AAP as a new alternative." The decision will be taken over the draft prepared by the 31-member committee.
Sources said that names of party candidates for the coming assembly byelections at Patiala and Talwandi Sabo may also be declared in the meeting.