Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Navin Jaihind here on Saturday said his Lok Sabha election fight was not against Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, but against Reliance Industries Limited managing director Mukesh Ambani.
Jaihind is AAP's candidate for the Rohtak parliamentary seat, which is represented by Hooda's son Deepender. "It's a fight between a candidate of a one-year-old party and Reliance company owner Mukesh Ambani," Jaihind said in a press release issued here on Saturday.
Deepender Singh Hooda has been the MP from Rohtak since 2005.
Jaihind claimed that despite being a candidate of a new party, he had been receiving strong support from urban and rural voters. He touched the subject of parties being funded by private companies, claiming that they (AAP) did not have "sponsors like Reliance" to fund its campaigns and rallies, but had dedicated volunteers and the support of common man.
He said nearly 2,000 AAP volunteers had spread in Rohtak, and that they had been asked to seek donations from 3-lakh people. He added that people were coming to offer their computers, office-related equipment for using it for campaigning on their own.