AAP rules out alliance with PPP
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Yogendra Yadav ruled out alliance with Manpreet Badal's Punjab People's Party (PPP) on Monday in Chandigarh. Yadav said, "AAP would not have any trucks with any political party." AAP has intensified its membershp drive in Haryana.Updated: Jan 13, 2014 19:00 IST
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Yogendra Yadav on Monday ruled out the possibility of an alliance with any political party in the forthcoming polls.
Yadav said that there was thus no question of alliance with the People's Party of Punjab (PPP). He was interacting with mediapersons after former Punjab DGP (prisons) Shashi Kant, and former social activist and educationist from Haryana DR Chaudhry, who has also been Haryana public service commission chairman and Haryana planning board member, joined AAP.
Yadav also categorically said that Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale was not a hero for AAP. "In fact, AAP does not promote a culture to have heroes, as it is the common man's party who, as individuals, could have their own choices,'' he said, while replying to a question whether AAP also seconded the opinion of Shashi Kant, who had recently held that Bhindranwale was a hero.
Stating that AAP would contest all the 10 Lok Sabha and 90 assembly seats in Haryana, Yadav said that Delhi and Haryana had a common political trait - people writhed under frustration because of the "corrupt and incompetent Congress government".
"Corruption in government jobs, land acquisition, change of land use permissions, anti-farmer policies, rampant drugs menace and crumbling education and health services would be AAP's main issues'', said Yadav.
To the question pertaining to AAP's economic and foreign policies, he said that the same were currently being discussed and finalised with the help of experts.
First Published: Jan 13, 2014 15:18 IST