AAP to raise Haryana issues to sway rural voters in Delhi

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
  • Updated: Jan 29, 2015 20:05 IST

With just eight days left for the voting in the crucial Delhi assembly elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which failed to win any seat in Lok Sabha elections in Haryana, has decided to raise state-centric issues to sway rural voters in the border areas of the national capital.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, AAP state convenor Naveen Jaihind, who is also incharge of outer Delhi comprising 20 assembly seats, said, "The claims of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of being pro-common man stand exposed in the wake of non-implementation of Swaminathan Commission report, distribution of urea at police stations, lowering the service age of employees and dilution of the land acquisition act".

"The BJP governments were voted to power at the Centre and in Haryana with a strong mandate on issues plaguing the common man, but the ground reality now shows that it has failed to walk the talk," Jaihind said, who had unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha poll from Rohtak constituency.

Regarding the contribution of AAP activists from Haryana to the party's campaign for the Delhi polls, he said that since several senior party leaders, including its chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal, hail from the agrarian state, over 5000 registered volunteers have already reached Delhi for canvassing.

Giving the rationale behind the AAP choosing to use Haryana-centric issues in Delhi polls, he said that a large part of outer Delhi population had roots in Haryana, which needed to be acquainted with the dismal performance of the BJP regime so far in the state.

Terming BJP as 'Bolo Jhoot Party', AAP leader also lashed out at it for "diluting" the land acquisition act through the ordinance route.

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