AAP to submit memo on Khemka to Haryana guv

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Apr 06, 2015 21:36 IST

Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Naveen Jaihind will submit a memorandum to Haryana governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Tuesday on the issues of transfer of IAS officer Ashok Khemka as well as the "VIP culture" in the state.

Naveen told HT that the AAP would ask in its memorandum why was Khemka tranferred to a low-key department by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) though it had hailed all the issues raised by Khemka before the assembly elections in the state. "Did the BJP use Khemka's issues only for political gains?'', he asked.

"It is also surprising that the BJP is not taking any action in the case of land deal of Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-aw Robert Vadra and reality giant DLF though even Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made a reference to the deal in his election rallies'', he said.

Besides, the AAP would also urge upon the governor to instruct the BJP government to provide immediate and adequate compensation to the farmers whose crops were damaged by unseasonal rains and hailstorm in the state, he said.

Naveen said that the AAP would also urge the governor to instruct the government to end the "VIP culture'' of use of red beacons atop vehicles and heavy security bandobust of the politicians.

Yadav meets supporters

Meanwhile, rebel AAP leader Yogendra Yadav will also be in the city on Tuesday, but he will hold a separate meeting with his supporters. He and his colleague Prashant Bushan were recently removed from the AAP national executive as well as political affairs committee after they raised voice against the functioning of AAP leader and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Yadav will hold a preparatory meeting for 'Swaraj Samvad'' (intra-party deliberations) scheduled to be held on April 14 in Gurgaon.

AAP leader asks Khemka to quit and join party

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Naveen Jaihind on Monday urged IAS officer Ashok Khemka to quit the service and join the party. "You have seen both the BJP and the Congress. I think you should leave the service and join politics. You are welcome in AAP. Just think about it," he tweeted. Jaihind is considered close to Delhi chief minister and party's national convener Arvind Kejriwal. In August 2013 also, the AAP had come out in support of Khemka and asked him to join politics to contest the election against Congress leader and then Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on the party ticket. However, the IAS officer had ignored the party's call.

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