Yogendra Yadav likely to contest polls from Haryana
Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and ideologue Yogendra Yadav is likely to contest elections from Haryana.Updated: Jan 15, 2014 23:10 IST
Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and ideologue Yogendra Yadav is likely to contest elections from Haryana.
A trained psephologist, Yadav was okay with contesting, but had said since the AAP was a small party there was a lot of work ahead which would tie him down.
“Yes, he (Yadav) wants to contest, but the decision on whether he will contest the Lok Sabha or the assembly elections in Haryana will be taken at an appropriate time,” AAP secretary Pankaj Gupta said on Wednesday.
Yadav, who is travelling extensively across Haryana to drum up support for the party, could not be reached for comment.
One of the most recognisable faces of the party after Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, Yadav has been made the party’s election in-charge of Haryana.
The AAP believes its prospects are bright in the state, both in the Lok Sabha and assembly elections this year.
The party had decided to go to Haryana assembly polls under Yadav’s stewardship since he belongs to the state. Kejriwal also has roots in Bhiwani district of Haryana.
First Published: Jan 15, 2014 22:35 IST