After winning Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has set its sights on Haryana and Punjab.
On Monday, former chairman of Haryana Public Service Commission and well-known social activist DR Chaudhry as well as former Punjab DGP (prisons) Shashi Kant formally joined the AAP.
At a press conference in Chandigarh, AAP leader Yogendra Yadav welcomed Chaudhry and Kant to the party.
In a statement issued earlier, Chaudhry had said all political parties in Haryana were corrupt and AAP was the only ray of hope for the people.
Meanwhile, Yadav once again ruled out AAP’s alliance with any political party in the country for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Stating that AAP would contest on all 10 Lok Sabha and 90 assembly seats in Haryana, Yadav said people in both Delhi and Haryana were disillusioned with the “corrupt and incompetent” Congress government.
“Corruption in government jobs and land acquisition, besides anti-farmer policies, drug menace, and crumbling education and health services are the main issues on AAP’s agenda,” he said.
Yadav also categorically said that the late Sikh religious leader and Punjab’s political revolutionary Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale was not a hero for AAP.
“AAP does not have a culture of heroes. It is the common people’s party,” said Yadav, when asked if AAP also seconded Kant’s opinion that Bhindranwale was a hero.