AAP a strong political force in urban Gurugram
Gurugram: Presence of strong leaders in Gurugram makes AAP a strong political force in urban Gurugram. It is important to note that AAP which had fielded Yogendra Yadav previously from Gurugram constituency had come second from urban Gurugram. Strong presence in an urban area might even result in AAP fielding its candidate for the Lok Sabha elections that will be held on May 12. Not willing to be left out the new entrant AAP has also begun its preparations to make a mark. With a strong presence in Gurugram, the new party has now begun preparations in the richest district of Haryana.
After announcing Naveen Jaihind as the state head, the party has appointed Mahesh Yadav the district head of Gurugram last year. Yadav is a prominent Ahir leader, the ex-village head of Chakkarpur village. Yadav is believed to be close to the Gurugram MP Rao Inderjit Singh but later fell out after being denied ticket for the recetnly held municipal elections. His wife later contested as an independent candidate from ward — 33 but lost the elections.
In order to make their presence felt the poster of Yadav along with Jaihind are being put across various parts of the city. Proximity to the national capital has resulted in the party also has a sizeable presence in Gurugram. Some of the strong leaders from the city that are affiliated to AAP include RS Rathee who is an MCG councillor and Nisha Singh.
Some of the issues that are being raised by the party towards the development of the city include ensuring better sanitation and cleanliness, replenishing the ground water table and improving the erratic power supply. Recently, the party workers hit the city streets protesting against the state government after the sanitation workers were on strike. The party has also raised their concerns about the deteriorating law and order in the city. Starting from India against corruption days to Lok Sabha elections the party has been on the constant drive to increase its members in the city. What can go against the party is the weak position that the party has in rural areas.